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Common Bugloss

A flowering plant with green leaves and purple blooms in natural habitat.
  • Name: Common Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis)
  • Introduction: From Eurasia as a contaminant of alfalfa and clover seed
  • ​Infestation: Pastures and rangelands and is a concern to alfalfa production because the succulent leaves and stalks mold the hay once it is baled.
  • Available control: Chemical, and mechanical
  • ​Priority of Control:  The most effective control of Common Bugloss is prevention. Above all, prevent plants from going to seed.
  • ​Biological Control: There is no known effective biological control for Common Bugloss
  • ​For More Detail: Visit the Washington Noxious Weed Control Board listing for Common Bugloss.