Can you tell me what this plant is?

Asked May 17, 2016, 1:02 PM EDT

Hello! I have this plant growing plentifully in my yard. I've been treating it like a weed, as it is invasive; it has long deep roots that break off and regrow, making it hard to remove from an area. I'm wondering what it is and whether it has any benefits or problems for the area. I know the bees like it. Thanks for your help

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Good morning! Thank you for your question. This is Anchusa,
also known as Bugloss. One either loves it or hates it as it reseeds readily.
And, yes, the bees love it so that's a wonderful benefit.

I hope this helps!
Trina S.