|definition||Distribution: Species within this genus are widely naturalised in disturbed places
and pastoral land. Native to Europe and in Australia is found only in NSW, VIC, TAS
Description: This genus consists of biennial herbs that grow up to 90 cm high with one or more erect stems from the base that has hairs that are appressed to spreading, dense and white.
For more details regarding the description of species within this genus please see: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Echium~vulgare
Pollen Morphology: Pollen produced by this genus are circular in polar view and prolate in equatorial view. These pollen grains are between 12-15um in size and have three colpi and pores (tricolporate). The surface texture of these grains is a fine reticulate mesh.