anchusa


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anchusa

(æŋˈkjuːsə)
n
(Plants) any Eurasian plant of the boraginaceous genus Anchusa, having rough hairy stems and leaves and blue flowers. See also alkanet3, bugloss
[C18: from Latin]
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Noun1.anchusa - any of various Old World herbs of the genus Anchusa having one-sided clusters of trumpet-shaped flowersanchusa - any of various Old World herbs of the genus Anchusa having one-sided clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Anchusa - rough and hairy Old World herbs
alkanet, Anchusa officinalis, bugloss - perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers
Anchusa capensis, cape forget-me-not - anchusa of southern Africa having blue flowers with white throats
Anchusa riparia, cape forget-me-not - anchusa of southern Africa having blue to red-purple flowers
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To that end, Jamie has been potting on Anchusa 'Loddon Royalist', with rich ultramarine flowers, grown from root cuttings and Lunaria annua 'Chedglow', a deep purple honesty with dark foliage grown from seed from Avon Bulbs.
To that end, Jamie has been potting on Anchusa 'Loddon Royalist', with rich ultramarine flowers, grown from root cuttings, and Lunaria annua 'Chedglow', a deep purple honesty with dark foliage grown from seed from Avon Bulbs.
COMMON BUGLOSS (or alkanet anchusa officinalis) THE last 10 days have seen me undertake an adventurous trek - around the courtyard gardens of Marrakech, on a train past the arid plains to Tangiers, by boat to view the coast of Spain, stopping off briefly to appreciate summer in Manchester and Wicklow.
It likes to be in full sunshine but will tolerate partial shade and isn't fussy about soil - you're COMMON BUGLOSS OR ALKANET Anchusa officinalis better off not feeding it as it's used to poor soil.
DON'T BE SCARED OF COLOUR SERENA FREMANTLE and Tina Vallis used a glorious mix of easyto-grow old favourites - including orange Geum, deep blue Anchusa and the purple thistle Cirsium rivulare - to create lively bursts of colour in a gorgeous, old-fashioned, cottagestyle Garden for Future Climate Info.
One eye-catching combination was Anchusa "Loddon Royalist", with ultramarine flowers, mingling with handsome umbel, Melanoselinum decipiens.
Aristolochia ceae Aristolochia Bottae-jaub & spach Boraginaceae Anchusa italic retz " " Anchusa cf.
The flowers put on display included Gypsophila, Gamolepis, Acroclinium, Anchusa, Ageratum, Aster, Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Calendula, Candytuft, Corn Flower, Cineraria, Clarkia, Dianthus, Dimorphotheca, English Daisy, Gazania, and Helichrysum.
2012 (a) retrofexus Westerman Anchusa arvensis Exp.
orientalis, Lithodora [Lithospermum] arvense and Anchusa sp.
The variety of flowers included Acroclinium, Anchusa, Ageratum, Aster, Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Annual Chrysanthemum, Calendula, Candytuft, Corn Flower, Cineraria, Clarkia, Dianthus, Dimorphotheca, English Daisy, Gazania, Godetia, Gypsophila, Gamolepis, Helichrysum,.
Violaceae) are common larval host plants, but Simonsen (2006 a, b) found larvae feeding on Anchusa sp.