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Borage
Borage
Borage
Borage
Borage (Boraginaceae)
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Trigonotis
Trigonotis
Trigonotis
Brachybotrys
Brachybotrys
Brachybotrys
Onosma
Onosma
Onosma
Onosma is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. They are native to the Mediterranean and western Asia.
Mimophytum
Mimophytum
Mimophytum
Omphalotrigonotis
Omphalotrigonotis
Omphalotrigonotis
Antiotrema
Antiotrema
Antiotrema
Lycopsis
Lycopsis
Lycopsis
Cynoglottis
Cynoglottis
Cynoglottis
Chionocharis
Chionocharis
Chionocharis
Trichodesma
Trichodesma
Trichodesma
Trichodesma is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. There are about 40 to 45 species distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Microula
Microula
Microula
Alkanna
Alkanna
Alkanna
Alkanna is a genus of herbaceous plants including about 60 species of the family Boraginaceae.
American Comfreys
Andersonglossum
American Comfreys
Oreocarya
Oreocarya
Oreocarya
Greeneocharis
Greeneocharis
Greeneocharis
Lobostemon
Lobostemon
Lobostemon
Neatostema
Neatostema
Neatostema
Lasiocaryum
Lasiocaryum
Lasiocaryum
Stenosolenium
Stenosolenium
Stenosolenium
Pontechium
Pontechium
Pontechium
Borages
Borago
Borages
Borages is a genus of five herbs common throughout the Mediterranean. The name may come from the Latin ‘burra’, meaning hairy, which refers to the hairy leaves of the plants. It is frequently grown for ornamental purposes. They may be annual or perennial depending on the herb.
Bluebell
Mertensia
Bluebell
Bluebell are perennial herbaceous plants that flower in blue or blue-white in spring. Despite being called "bluebell," many species have trumpet-shaped blooms instead of bell-shaped. Hard to cultivate in gardens, they prefer to be left alone in loose masses. The Latin name for this genus refers to Franz Carl Mertens, who was a German botanist.
Buglosses
Anchusa
Buglosses
Buglosses includes about 35 species found growing in Europe, North Africa, South Africa and Western Asia. They are introduced in the United States. They consist of annual plants, biennial plants and perennial plants with the general characteristics of the borage family. They are commonly herbaceous. The leaves are simple or undulate, covered with stiff hairs. The small radially symmetrical flowers are sapphire blue and retain their colour a long time. The plants show numerous flowers with 5 sepals, united at their bases, and 5 petals forming a narrow tube facing upwards. The flowers grow in several axillary cymes, simple or branched, or are clustered at the end.
Gromwells
Lithospermum
Gromwells
The fairly cosmopolitan gromwells genus includes species that have traditionally been used to make dyes. When cultivated, they are also often used for rockeries and ground cover. Gromwells_ are evergreen perennial shrubs with a mat-forming habit and small, hairy leaves. They are naturally found in meadows and roadsides.
Stickseeds
Hackelia
Stickseeds
Stickseeds are in the borage family and are native to southeast Asia and North America. They were named after a Czech botanist Josef Hackel. They have finely-haired stems and leaves and produce small flowers. There are about 40 different species, of which 10 are native to California.
Brunnera
Brunnera
Brunnera
Brunnera are flowering plants that produce a wide range of blue flowers and green or variegated foliage. They are generally used as a spreading ground cover by gardeners. Other names given to brunnera include bugloss or false forget-me-not. They are perennials, so they die back in the winter, but are easy to care for year-round.
Cat's eye
Cryptantha
Cat's eye
The cat's eye genus contains hundreds of species of flowering plants that are spread throughout western parts of South America and North America. These herbs are typically covered in coarse hairs and yield flowers that are usually white or less frequently yellow.
Viper's-buglosses
Echium
Viper's-buglosses
Viper's-buglosses are flowering herbs related to borage. They are indigenous to the Mediterranean and North Africa and enjoy warmer climates. In gardens, they are enjoyed for their fragrant flowers which are popular with pollinators. The Latin name comes from the word 'echis', meaning 'viper'.
Johnstonella
Johnstonella
Johnstonella
Sinojohnstonia
Sinojohnstonia
Sinojohnstonia
Aegonychon
Aegonychon
Aegonychon
Moltkia
Moltkia
Moltkia
Iberodes
Iberodes
Iberodes
Podonosma
Podonosma
Podonosma
Giant forget-me-not
Myosotidium
Giant forget-me-not
Anchusella
Anchusella
Anchusella
Pacific Hound's Tongue
Adelinia
Pacific Hound's Tongue
Pacific Hound's Tongue contain only one species, the Pacific hound's tongue (Adelinia grande), a flowering plant that grows in shady areas of woodland and chaparral habitats. It is characterized by a large taproot and erect flower heads with purplish-blue flowers. The genus name was given in the honor of plant author James I. Cohen's daughter, Adeline Etta Cohen.
Thyrocarpus
Thyrocarpus
Thyrocarpus
Lithodora
Lithodora
Lithodora
Lithodora is native to southwestern Europe, southern Greece, Turkey and Algeria. They are low-growing, evergreen shrubs and subshrubs, producing 5-lobed blue or white flowers.
Arnebia
Arnebia
Arnebia
Arnebia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. Arnebia genus was first established by Pher Forsskal in 1775 mostly confined to Asia with a few species occurring in the drier parts of North Africa.
Stickseeds
Lappula
Stickseeds
Stickseeds is a genus of flowering plants . These are annual herbs producing funnel-shaped flowers and prickly fruits.It has 6 species . They are native to the northern hemisphere.
Comfrey
Symphytum
Comfrey
Creeping Comfrey is a perennial, herbaceous plant that reaches heights of growth of 15 to 40 centimeters. The plant forms a not knollig thickened and largely resting on the substrate rhizome. There are creeping or ascending sterile as well as more or less upright flowering shoots. The calyx is 3 to 6 millimeters long.
Hound's-tongue
Cynoglossum
Hound's-tongue
Hound's-tongue are tall herbaceous shrubs that produce sprays of flowers on a curved branch. Found in temperate areas, Hound's-tongues are named for the rough textured tongue-shaped leaves they have. These tall plants are often short-lived and have been reported to contain damaging alkaloids and should not be consumed.
Madwort
Asperugo
Madwort
Introduced to North America from Eurasia, madwort produce tiny flowers in the spring on thin, branching stems that are covered in tiny prickles pointing backwards. While these plants are rarely cultivated in gardens, they are commonly found growing wild in moist, disturbed areas and are easily recognizable by the clam shell-shaped covering around the small seeds.
Gromwells
Buglossoides
Gromwells
Gromwells is a genus consisting of 15 species of annual or perennial herbs, native to Europe and Asia. These plants are covered in fine bristles or hairs. The stems are upright or sprawling, branched or unbranched, with simple oval to lance-shaped leaves. The small funnel-shaped flowers have flaring lobes and are usually blue or white.
Navelwort
Omphalodes
Navelwort
Navelwort is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae, widely distributed in the temperate Northern Hemisphere. In spring they produce blue or white flowers similar to forget-me-nots.
Eritrichium
Eritrichium
Eritrichium
Eritrichium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. It contains 71 species.
Bothriospermum
Bothriospermum
Bothriospermum
Nonea
Nonea
Nonea
Nonea includes 45 accepted species. These are perennial or annual herbs. It is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa and Asia-Temperate. The leaves are grayish-green, and the plants are hairy all over.
Lungworts
Pulmonaria
Lungworts
Lungwortss are flowering perennials named because people thought that the leaves were shaped like a pair of lungs. These are attractive plants to use as groundcover in a garden, as they have blooms in many beautiful colors and foliage that is often mottled or spotted. The flowers are beloved by bees and pollinators.
Green Alkanet
Pentaglottis
Green Alkanet
Green Alkanet is a bristly, perennial plant native to Western Europe. It has only one species. It grows to approximately 61 to 91 cm, usually in damp or shaded places and often close to buildings. It has brilliant blue flowers, and retains its green leaves through the winter. Green alkanet blooms in spring and early summer. Its stamens are hidden inside narrow flower-tubes which end in a white eye in the centre of a blue flower.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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