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Anchusa arvensis  (L.) M. Bieb.
Field alkanet,  Small bugloss
Anchusa arvensis
© 2015 Robert Carr
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Anchusa arvensis
© 2013 Roy West
Anchusa arvensis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Anchusa arvensis
© 2015 Robert Carr
Genus: Anchusa
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lycopsis arvensis
More information about  Anchusa arvensis
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).