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Blue beauty

Observed: 22nd May 2013 By: jeltjejeltje’s reputation in Plantsjeltje’s reputation in Plantsjeltje’s reputation in Plants
White Bluebells en Green Alkanet
Green Alkanet (Pentaglossis sempervirens)
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Upright plant about 50cm high.Leaves: alternate,pointed,deeply veined.Flowers:,at top of stems,brilliant blue,5 petals,white honey guides and white ring(which protrudes slightluy upwards)in centre of flower.Stamens hidden in narrow flower tube.Stems:hary,square.Native to Western Europe,naturalized in UK.Thrives in lime soil. Red dye extracted from roots.

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Species with which Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) interacts