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   Green Alkanet  Pentaglottis sempervirens (Blue Flowers)  



               





                                            









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This plant was introduction from Europe used to be classified as a successful garden escape. Its escape has been so successful that it is now not at all uncommon as a hedgerow plant.

 

It flowers fairly early and always has some blooms on plants in the group even after the first frosts. Sempervirens means Evergreen and the "Green" in the common name Green Alkanet refers to that rather than the colour of the flowers.

 

It is common throughout England and most of Wales but records diminish as you go north. In Scotland it is commoner in the east and uncommon in the far north.