Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Viper's bugloss or Blueweed
​Echium vulgare

​Family: Borage

Biennial
Introduced

Blooms: June to October
Habitat: Waste areas

Height: 80 cm
Flower: 15-25 mm arranged in tall cluster

The dried plant has been used as a remedy for snakebite - hence "viper".