Borago officinalis L.


Annual herb to over 0.5 m tall. Leaves oblong to ovate, rough, stalked at the base of the plant but stalkless along the stem. Flowers to about 2 cm wide, numerous, wheel-like (rotate), blue or purple; summer.

N Africa, Europe

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Boraginaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      [Boraginales]
family       Boraginaceae
genus        Borago L.