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Taxon: Anchusa azurea Mill.

Genus: Anchusa
Family: Boraginaceae subfamily: Boraginoideae
Nomen number: 3098
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Anchusa no. 9. 1768
Name verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Jul-2004
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide F. Selvi, pers. comm.)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard; Man Herb Pl; Pulmonaria 73.)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff   (fide Pulmonaria 71.)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Pulmonaria 71.)

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [s.]; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    Middle Europe: Hungary
    East Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [s.w.]; Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Southern Africa: South Africa
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Switzerland
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Missouri
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Nevada, Utah

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Anchusa azurea Mill.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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