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PURPLE VIPER’S-BUGLOSS Echium plantagineum. Height to 50cm.Iis similar to Viper’s-bugloss but shorter and more softly hairy. The flowers are purplish blue and funnel-shaped; they are borne in curved clusters (Jun-Sep). This species grows on dry, sandy ground and is also found, very locally, in W Cornwall.