Buglossoides  purpurocaerulea  (L.) I. M. Johnston 

Buglossoides purpurocaerulea syn Lithospermum purpurocaeruleum 

В. porpurocaerulea (L.) I. M. Johnston, Journ. Arn. Arb., XXXV (1954) 44; R. Fernandes, Fl. Eur., Ill (1972) 87; Lithospermum purpurocaeruleum L., Sp. PI., .ed. 1 (1753) 132; Стоян. Стефан., Фл. Бълг., изд. 1, II (1925) 914; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins Balc., II (1928) 81; Aegonychon purpurocaeruleum (L.) Holub, Folia Geobot. Phytotax., VIII (1953) 165; Exs.; PI. Bulg. Exsicc. No 710 (sub. Lithospermum purpurocaeruleum) — Виолетова белоочнца



Species:  Buglossoides  purpurocaerulea  (L.) I. M. Johnston 

English Name:  Purple Gromwell


B. purpurocaerulea is a rhizomatous perennial with non-flowering stems and narrow dark green leaves. In spring to early sumer its erect stems bear purple cymes that eventually turn bright blue.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

B. purpurocaerulea is a fully hardy perennial herbaceous plant with blue and purple flowers in early Summer and late Spring. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. It looks best in Spring and Summer.

Buglossoides purpurocaerulea grows in soils ranging from a pH of 7 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5) to 8.5 (alkaline ranges from 8.1 to 8.5). It is adapted to clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers high fertilit

This is a plant has an ultimate height of 0.5m / 1.6ft and spread of 0.5m / 1.6ft. It can take 2-3 years to reach its ultimate height.

Flowering Time:  April  -  June 


„Флора на НР България”, том IX, БАН, София, (1989)

(“Flora of Rep. Bulgaria”, vol. IX, Bulg. Acad. Sci. Sofia, (1989))

Distribution in Bulgaria

It grows in rarely forests and bushes as well in the plains as in mountains in all appropriate floristic regions

             in Bulgaria up to 1800 m altitude. Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc 


                 Central, Western (particularly) Southern and South-Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, Caucasus and South-West Asia 

Conservation status and threats:  

                not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

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