Saturday, 7 July 2007

Vipers bugloss - Echium vulgare

This picture doesn't really do justice to the amazing shades of blues and pinks that this flower displays. I've not seen one quite so pink before as this, they're usually just a purplish blue, but this flower has streaks of almost neon colour in it. It was quite amazing. The flower stems grow quite tall. Apparantly it was once thought to cure the bites of vipers. If you want to know more about its medicinal uses check out this website: think natural


Luana said...

Hi Victoria, I just love the colors in this photo. Thanks for visiting my site and leaving me your link. It's great to meet people with a similar passion for flowers. I like that you put the family names on your flowers too. I love learning plant families. You have a great site. I will be visiting again! Luana

Victoria Hume said...

Hi Luana,

thanks for leaving a comment by the way and i'm glad you like the photos. Life has been a bit hectic recently so i haven't had time to respond to comments. thanks for linking to my site and i'll do the same for you