Echium italicum

Echium italicum, the Italian viper's bugloss,[1] Lady Campbell weed,[2] or pale bugloss,[3] is a species of plant from the family Boraginaceae, found in the Mediterranean Basin (especially in Italy, hence the name 'italicum') and, as an introduced species in the United States (for example in the state of Maryland).[1]

Italian viper's bugloss
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium
E. italicum
Binomial name
Echium italicum


It is also found in North Africa, western Asia, Caucasus and Europe. It has naturalised in Australia.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Echium italicum". USDA. PLANTS Profile. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b John H. Wiersema and Blanca León World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference, Second Edition, p. 265, at Google Books
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.