Echium candicans

Echium candicans_Pride of Madiera_plants_JM DiTomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Echium branchyanthum Hornem., Echium cynoglossoides Desf., Echium densiflorum DC., Echium fastuosum auct. Non Dryander ex Aiton, Echium macrophyllum Lehm., Echium pallidum Salisb., a few others

Common names: pride-of-Madeira

Echium candicans (pride-of-Madeira) is a shrub (family Boraginaceae) found along the central and south coast of California, and in the San Francisco Bay region. This native to Madeira and the Canary Islands inhabits open coastal bluffs and hillsides. Pride-of-Madeira is a common landscape ornamental requiring a summer source of moisture in inland areas, but can escape cultivation in coastal regions. Little is known about the biology or invasiveness of pride-of-Madeira, but it appears to spread slowly into established native plant communities.

Rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Resources

  • Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
  • CalWeedMapper - Statewide maps, climate models, and reports.
  • Cal-IPC News - Our quarterly newsletter. Each issue is available as a pdf.
  • Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium.
  • Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species. Also see our statewide brochure on trees.
  • California distribution map - Maps based on survey data from county Weed Management Areas.
    These maps are the product of those working in the field and are not intended to be definitive.

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Symposium Presentations

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Cal-IPC News Articles

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