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Image of Echium vulgare (Hierba azul / Viborera / Ortiguilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Echium vulgare

VII Region, Colbún, Chile
Altitude: 450 m. 01 01, 2002

 

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Species:  Echium vulgare
Family:  Boraginaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Lamiales
Chilean Name:  Hierba azul , Viborera , Ortiguilla
English Name:  Blueweed/Blue thistle
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0022
About 1 Echium in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 113 Boraginaceae in Chile and 39 in our data base.

 

Weed   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 5 petals      Biannual     

Foreign    Frequent

Height:100

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Echium vulgare (Hierba azul / Viborera / Ortiguilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Echium vulgare

VII Region, Colbún, Chile
Altitude: 450 m. 01 01, 2002

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Biannual

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height:100

 

Image of Echium vulgare (Hierba azul / Viborera / Ortiguilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Echium vulgare

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 350 m. 01 01, 2002

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Echium vulgare (Hierba azul / Viborera / Ortiguilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Echium vulgare

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 350 m. 01 01, 2002

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Weed

 

 

 

Image of Echium vulgare (Hierba azul / Viborera / Ortiguilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Echium vulgare

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 350 m. 01 01, 2002

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Echium vulgare available here

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