TG2303 : Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) - flower

taken 7 months ago, near to Dunston, Norfolk, Great Britain

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) - flower
Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) - flower
Viper's bugloss > LinkExternal link is a member of the borage family Boraginaceae and native to most of Europe, and western and central Asia. It can be foud growing mainly on sandy and chalk soils, in chalk grassland, on sand dunes, cliffs and disturbed ground where it provides food for a range of insects. Like all plants containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids, consumption over a period can lead to liver failure. Due to the plant's poisonous alkaloid content it was once considered to be an important medicinal herb for treating snake bites and in particular bites from vipers. Its root is said to yield a red dye.
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2309 0329 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.8974N 1:17.4858E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2311 0331
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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