Taxon  Report   344    
Anchusa officinalis  L.
Alkanet,  Common bugloss
Anchusa officinalis
© 2015 Gerald Carr
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Anchusa officinalis
© 2015 Gerald Carr
Anchusa officinalis
© 2010 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Anchusa officinalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Anchusa officinalis
© 2015 Gerald Carr
Genus: Anchusa
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Anchusa procera
More information about  Anchusa officinalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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