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Viper's Bugloss (Vipers Bugloss)

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  • Common Name: Viper's Bugloss (Vipers Bugloss)
  • Latin Name: Echium vulgare
  • Family Name: Boraginaceae
This plant contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can cause liver damage, and so should be avoided.  Also, the stem is covered in tiny sharp hairs which can penentrate the skin, so be careful when handling it.
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