This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below. This plant may be known by one or more common names such as Blueweed, blue thistle, blue devil, viper’s bugloss and snake flower.
It is a biennial or monocarpic perennial plant growing to 30–80 cm tall, with rough, hairy, lanceolate leaves. The flowers start pink and turn vivid blue and are 15–20 mm in a branched spike, with all the stamens protruding. Stamens remain red and stand out against the blue flowers. It flowers between May and September. It is found in dry, bare and waste places.
Throughout most of the United States and Canada..
Conditions of poisoning:
Considered a Class B noxious weed the Leaves Stems and Seeds Toxic.
Toxins can potentially cause dermatitis
Poisoning Symptoms include:
If your dog show signs of Persistent scratching. The appearance of a red, painful-looking sore (hot spot), often overnight. Scaly, rough or oozing areas on the skin, usually accompanied by hair loss.
SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.
If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly