Echium vulgare L.
Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection
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Viper's bugloss got its name from the fact that the stigma resembles the split tongue of a snake. In fact, people used to believe that viper's bugloss could be used to heal snake bites. The personal Greek physician of Emperor Nero wrote in the year 100 that when consumed while drinking wine, its root not only helped heal snake bites but even prevented one from being bitten! The seeds from this pla... © Copyright Ecomare (licence)See more in the Encyclopedia of Life...
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