Echium vulgare

Family Boraginaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesBlue Echium, Blue Thistle, Blue Weed, Blueweed, Common Viper's Bugloss, Viper's Bugloss
SynonymsEchium violaceum L.
LongevityAnnual, Biennial
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)1.2
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeAsia, Europe
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, VIC
Exotic range (other)Asia, North America, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Grasslands, Heathlands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Wastelands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types, Sandy
Decade of introduction1820

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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