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Related to viper's bugloss: Echium vulgare
A biennial Eurasian plant (Echium vulgare) naturalized as a weed in eastern North America, having blue to purple flowers and hairy stems and foliage. Also called blueweed.
[So called because its seeds resemble the heads of vipers and ancient herbalists recommended it for the treatment of snakebite (compare Greek ekhion, purple viper's bugloss (Echium plantagineum), from ekhis, viper).]
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|Noun||1.||viper's bugloss - a coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in United States|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests