Echium


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echium

(ˈɛkɪəm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the Eurasian and African genus Echium with bell-shaped flowers sometimes borne on single-sided spikes in a wide variety of colours; E. vulgare is viper's bugloss: family Boraginaceae
[New Latin, from Greek echion, from echis viper, from its use as an antidote to a viper bite]
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Noun1.echium - a genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family BoraginaceaeEchium - a genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family Boraginaceae
plant genus - a genus of plants
borage family, Boraginaceae, family Boraginaceae - a widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit
blue devil, blue thistle, blueweed, Echium vulgare, viper's bugloss - a coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in United States
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Various clumps of Aloe vera and echium, although the latter is rather short lived, give height while the frontage comprises groups of Iris albicans , originally found growing in Yemen and Saudi Arabia and otherwise known as the white flag iris.
In my little library, I have Scotch Marigold (Calendula), Star of the Veldt (Dimorphotheca), Tickweed (Coreopsis), Annual Borage (Echium), Californian Poppy (Eschscholtzia), Love in a Mist (Nigella), Phacelia, and Gilia to name but a few.
Iranian borage or Echium amoenum (GolGav-Zaban) belongs to genus Echium and Boraginaceae family.
Here, the owner of Los Angeles' Rolling Greens home and garden shops marries Mediterranean greenery (echium, Italian cypress, and olive trees) with wild wisteria and colorful natives that sweeten the deal for bees.
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Mi fedrwch hefyd blannu nifer o rai eraill: mae aelodau o deulu tafod yr ych yn dda i ddenu cacwn, yn enwedig y gwiberlys (Echium vulgare; viper's bugloss).
Survivor: Echium THE arrival of March had me embracing the prospect of warming soil promising great rewards.
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Sur le cote positif de l'axe nous avons les especes pre-forestieres comme Echium vulgare (1.90), Arbutus unedo (1.59), ces deux especes perennes se trouvent associees a deux taxons therophytiques: Reseda alba (1.84) et Lobularia maritima (1.78).