Hairy, erect or spreading
annual to 30cm. Leaves in a loose basal rosette, roughly
toothed and lobed. Stems covered in white bristles. Flowers
pale lavender-blue. Fruit with a long beak (to 7cm). The
similar E. ciconium has "bills" up to 11cm long, but
is distinguished by having deeply divided leaves.
Hills, fields and coastal sandy
Corallia Bay. 7.3.2004. Note the long
A nice array of "bills"