Invasive Plant


Echium vulgare
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Blueweed is toxic to horses and cattle.

About This Species

Blueweed is a noxious weed throughout BC. It is toxic to horses and cattle and thereby reduces forage quality in rangelands and pastures, resulting in economic losses.

How to Identify

Blueweed grows 30-80 cm tall, has an upright, unbranched form with blue, funnel-shaped flowers on the top part of the plant. Leaves are present on the lower half of the plant. Leaves and stems are very hairy.

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