Taxon  Report   343    
Anchusa azurea  Miller
Blue alkanet,  Italian bugloss
Anchusa azurea
© 2011 Debra L. Cook
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Anchusa azurea
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Anchusa azurea
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Anchusa azurea, 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 azurea
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Anchusa
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Anchusa italica
More information about  Anchusa azurea
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 19, 2019).