BORAGE Borago officinalis (Boraginaceae)  Height to 30cm<br />
Robust and bristly annual. Found growing on disturbed ground and sometimes on roadside verges. FLOWERS are 20-25mm across, the 5 blue petal-like corolla lobes alternating with purplish calyx teeth; note also the projecting column of anthers (May-Jul).  FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval; lower ones are stalked, upper ones clasp the stem.
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BORAGE Borago officinalis (Boraginaceae) Height to 30cm
Robust and bristly annual. Found growing on disturbed ground and sometimes on roadside verges. FLOWERS are 20-25mm across, the 5 blue petal-like corolla lobes alternating with purplish calyx teeth; note also the projecting column of anthers (May-Jul). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are oval; lower ones are stalked, upper ones clasp the stem.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: LAURIE CAMPBELL/NPL
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