Echium candicans

Echium candicans_Pride of Madiera_plants_JM DiTomaso
Photo: 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.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited?

CDFA Rating: None?


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.

Weed Management Notes

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Other Echium candicans Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Echium candicans_growth habit_copyright 2009_NealKramer
    Echium candicans (pride-of-Madeira) growth habit. Photo: &#169 2009 Neal Kramer
    Echium candicans_inflorescence, leaves, and stem_copyright 2009_NealKramer
    Echium candicans (pride-of-Madeira) inflorescence, leaves, and stem. Photo: &#169 2009 Neal Kramer