Wigandia urens, Caracus Wigandia

Wigandia urens

Caracus Wigandia
Family: Boraginaceae    (Formerly:Hydrophyllaceae)
Subfamily: Hydrophylloideae
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersIrritating plant

Wigandia urens is a deciduous shrub or small tree to 4m. It has large ovate leaves to 30cm long. The flowers are deep purple with a white throat and are produced in terminal sprays in spring. The whole plant is covered with rusty-brown, irritant hairs.

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