Priority: - Contain
Tags: Agricultural | Terrestrial
Identification and Reproduction
- Blueweed is a flower that typically invades pastures and disturbed or unmanaged sites.
- It can be a biennial or a short-lived perennial.
- Its flowers are bright blue, with male and female parts that are pollinated by bees and butterflies.
- It has hairy leaves which may have dark flecks on the underside. The flower stems are short, rough, and hairy.
- Perfect flowers but pollinated by bees and butterflies.
- Seeds can survive many years
- Reproduces with many seeds.
Habitat & Ecology
- Can grow in dry, rocky, shallow soils.
- In pastures and disturbed or unmanaged sites.
- Infests pastures, rangelands.
- Can spread viruses.
- Will move quickly over over-grazed pastures.
- Mechanical removal first year before seed set.
- Toxic but unpalatable to grazers.