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Pride of Madeira Natives of Madeira and the Canary Islands, it is particularly suitable for coastal planting, and is a popular ornamental in coastal California.  <br />
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Unfortunately In California, it is also an invasive species. It is removed from native plant communities as part of habitat restoration efforts in coastal parks such as the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.<br />
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In the state of Victoria, Australia, it is considered to be a high weed risk and an alert has been posted by the Department of Primary Industries. Echium candicans,Geotagged,Pride of Madeira,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Pride of Madeira

Natives of Madeira and the Canary Islands, it is particularly suitable for coastal planting, and is a popular ornamental in coastal California.

Unfortunately In California, it is also an invasive species. It is removed from native plant communities as part of habitat restoration efforts in coastal parks such as the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

In the state of Victoria, Australia, it is considered to be a high weed risk and an alert has been posted by the Department of Primary Industries.

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''Echium candicans'' , commonly known as pride of Madeira, is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae, native to the island of Madeira. It is a large herbaceous biennial subshrub, growing to 1.5–2.5 m .

In the first year after germination the plant produces a broad rosette of leaves. In the second and subsequent years more or less woody flowering stalks are produced clothed in rough leaves. The flower head is large and covered with blue flowers having red stamens. It.. more

Similar species: Boraginales
Species identified by Lilygirl
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Uploaded Nov 24, 2014. Captured Apr 28, 2007 13:01 in 150 West Franklin Street, Monterey, CA 93940, USA.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/5.6
  • 10/5000s
  • 56mm