A beautiful wildflower that grows in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Viper�s bugloss, sometimes called blueweed, belongs to the Borage family (Boraginaceae), members of which usually have flowers that are attached to one side of a coiled branch resembling the tail of a scorpion. This coiled branch, or scorpioid cyme, uncoils as the flowers bloom. The name 'Viper' is thought to derive from the shape of the plant's seed, which resembles a viper's head. Bugloss is derived from the Greek word for "ox tongue", since the leaves are thought to resemble this part of the animal's anatomy.
July 9th, 2013
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