Common Vipers Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

30 June

A species of flowering plant in the borage family Boraginaceae. It is native to most of Europe, and western and central Asia and occurs as an introduced species in north-eastern North America. Bumble bees love the flowers. It is considered a noxious weed in some areas. It has attractive flowers, but the stems are covered with sharp spines that become lodged in the skin like cactus spines.