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Common name

English: Rough bugloss

German: Rauer Natternkopf


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Boraginaceae (36)(family description)

          Genus: Echium (9)

            Epithet: asperrimum Lam. (1)

Synonyms: Echium hispidissimum Litard., Echium lagascae Roem. & Schult.

asperrimum => roughest

hispidissimum => most hispid, densely invested with stiff hairs

lagascae => in honor of Mariano Lagasca (1776–1839), Professor of Botany and director of the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Echium asperrimum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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