Viper's Bugloss, the Common, or Echium vulgare, L. an indigenous biennial, growing in sandy corn-fields, walls, and rubbish, particularly on the clay thrown out of coal-mines : it flowers from June till August. - This vegetable is not relished by cows, and is refused by horses and goats; but its strong hairy flowers are fondly visited by bees. - From the flower-stalks, Dambourney obtained a dye of a fine olive-green shade.