Lappula squarrosa (Bluebur) - photos and description






General: Upright, leafy annual plant, much branched, foliage is green to greyish green in colour, the plant covered with stiff hairs making it rough to the touch.

Flowers: Sky blue flowers in leafy racemes at end of branches, flowers measured to 6 mm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, oblong, sessile, with tips curling downwards, reducing in size up the stem. Stem leaf measured at 8 cm long and 1.5 cm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 60 cm, we measured plants to 36 cm tall.

Habitat: Disturbed soil, waste places.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Introduced.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 8th, park alongside University of Regina, July 13th, forest gravel pit, Hudson Bay district, about 425 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.