1. a genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family Boraginaceae
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  • A few kilometers outside the Park and summit area, congenerics found include the legume Adenocarpus foliosus, the bugloss Echium virescens and the daisy Argynantemum frutescens. Teide National Park, Spain
  • Within this ecoregion, the islets between the lava-covered terrain in Timanfaya National Park support 3 species of plants which are endemic to Lanzarote: Echium pitardii, Odontospermum intermedium, and Polycarpea robusta. Mediterranean acacia-argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets
  • The area is turfed with crescent shaped borders planted with deep blue cineraria, white echiums and yellow genistas and other various bedding plants.
  • The species endemic to the mountain include its two most representative species, sticky broom Adenocarpus viscosus and the widespread Teide white broom Spartocytisus supranubius, also Teide violet Viola cheiranthifolia which grows up to the summit, Teide edelweiss Gnaphalium teydeum, dwarf bugloss Echium auberianum, the thistle Stemmacantha cynaroides and the Teide catmint Nepeta teydia var. albiflora. Teide National Park, Spain
  • Sechium edule, also called custard marrow, vegetable pear, mirliton, christophine, choko, and many other names, is a fruit of the gourd family which is peculiar in having one large seed.
  • Another is partnering with the cosmetics industry, growing oil seed plants such as cuphea and echium that are used in creams. rss feed
  • Applying sex allocation theory to the boraginaceous Cynoglossum officinale and Echium vulgare shows that hermaphroditism is stable in both species.
  • Other Canary Island endemics are shrubby scabious Pterocephalus lasiospermus, Teide daisy Argynanthemum teneriffae, red bugloss Echium wildpretti, flixweed Descurainia bourgeauana and D. lemsii, Canary Island wallflower Erisimon scoparius and Canary Island wall lettuce Tolpis webbii. Teide National Park, Spain
  • The Viper's Bugloss is called botanically _Echium_, having been formerly considered antidotal to the bite of (_Echis_) a viper: and its seed was thought to resemble the reptile's head: wherefore such a curative virtue became attributed to it after the doctrine of signatures. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • Got over that fairly quickly, just in time to stumble upon a mini hill of echium at the De Young Museum that made me reconsider every shade of blue I've ever loved. Blogtimore, Hon
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