February to May.

Anchusa aegyptiaca (Boraginaceae)

Eastern Anchusa

A sprawling annual with bristly basally branched ridged stems. Leaves ovate with bristly whitish pustules. Fowers 5-merous, sulphur-yellow, the throat of the tube being closed by 5 brownish scales, which distinguishes this species from the related Nonea philistea and Nonea ventricosa.

Common on hillsides and waste ground.

(aegyptiaca: Lat. Egyptian)

Note the pustules on the leaves and the ribbing on the stems

Corallia. 21.2.2004