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Anchusa arvensis

Anchusa arvensis (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Boraginales

Familia: Boraginaceae
Subfamilia: Boraginoideae
Tribus: Boragineae
Genus: Anchusa
Species: Anchusa arvensis

Anchusa arvensis (L.) M.Bieb., Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 1: 123. 1808.

Lycopsis arvensis L., Sp. Pl. 1: 139. 1753.
Anchusa guculeacii Sennen, Pl. Espagne 1927: no. 6133 [in schedis]. 1928.
Anchusa rigolei Sennen, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 74: 388. 1927.
Lycopsis arvensis subsp. occidentalis Kusn., Trudy Bot. Muz. Imp. Akad. Nauk 8: 96. 1911.
Anchusa arvensis subsp. occidentalis (Kusn.) Nordh., Norsk Fl.: 526. 1940.


Euro+Med 2006 onwards: Anchusa arvensis in Euro+Med PlantBase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 6 26.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Anchusa arvensis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.
Hilger, H.H., Selvi, F., Papini, A. & Bigazzi, M. 2004. Molecular systematics of Boraginaceae tribe Boragineae based on ITS1 and trnL sequences, with special reference to Anchusa s.l. Annals of Botany 94(2): 201–212. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mch132 PDF Reference page.

Vernacular names
беларуская: Крывацвет палявы
català: Ancusa arvense
čeština: Prlina rolní
Cymraeg: Llysiau'r-gwrid y tir âr
dansk: Krumhals
Deutsch: Acker-Ochsenzunge
English: Bugloss
español: Lenguas de pavo
suomi: Peltorasti
Nordfriisk: Bläkrook
français: Buglosse des champs
Gàidhlig: Lus Teanga an Daimh
hornjoserbsce: Křiwotrubka
lietuvių: Dirvinis godulis
Nederlands: Kromhals
polski: Farbownik polny
русский: Воловик полевой
slovenčina: Pŕhlica roľná
svenska: Fårtunga
Türkçe: Küçük sığırdili

Anchusa arvensis is a plant species of the genus Anchusa. Its common names include small bugloss and annual bugloss.

This is a hairy annual herb which may reach half a meter in height. It bears small blue tubular flowers, four nutlets per flower, and one seed per nutlet. Leaves are very bristly and warty-looking, which differentiates it from similar species like Pentaglottis sempervirens and Myosotis arvensis.
Distribution and Habitat

The plant is native to Europe, and is found elsewhere.

Anchusa arvensis is found in arable field margins, sandy heaths, disturbed ground.[1]

In the UK it is a declining species with patchy distribution,[2] however conservation status as of 2005 is least concern.[3]

Anchusa arvensis flowers April to September in the UK.[4]

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