Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: insertae sedis - Family: Boraginaceae
This plant is common throughout the Mediterranean region and is notable for its very attractive, deep blue and lilac flowers, which are veined with darker blue.
Blue Hound's Tongue flowers from March until July and can be found almost anywhere from streamsides to field margins, roadsides, olive groves and open grassy areas (where this one was photographed).
This specimen was photographed in the Algarve in Portugal in May.
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