Botanical name: Boraginaceae
Botanical name: Boraginaceae
Species of Borage
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 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.
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.
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.
Onosma is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. They are native to the Mediterranean and western Asia.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
Alkanna is a genus of herbaceous plants including about 60 species of the family Boraginaceae.
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.
Popcorn flower are a genus of small plants with popped-popcorn-like flowers. (Which, you can guess, is how they got their name "Popcorn flowers"!) These adorable and aromatic plants are a great addition to rain gardens and will attract butterflies and other pollinators. The stems and roots of the plants have been used by Native Americans to make purple dye.
Pectocarya is a plant genus of about 15 species in the family Boraginaceae. They are small annual plants which bear tiny white flowers. Their fruits are nutlets which often have small projections that look like the teeth of a comb. These plants are found mainly in western North America.
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.
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.
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.
Honeyworts is a poorly studied genus of vascular plants in the family Boraginaceae, known as "honeywortss". The genus is characterised by a calyx made up of separate, rather than fused, sepals, a tubular corolla, and the schizocarpic fruit that divides into two parts at maturity, unlike most members of the family, where the fruit splits into four nutlets. The genus has a circum-Mediterranean distribution.
Forget-me-nots, or scorpion grasses, are flowering plants with tiny blue flowers. They were originally known in German as Vergissmeinnicht which was translated to forget-me-not in the 1300s. They have been cultivated in temperate regions around the world, but are more usually native in the wild in Eurasia.
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 is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. It contains 71 species.
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.
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.
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.
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.