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Borago officinalis L.
Common Name: BORAGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Borago officinalis B. S. Walters

A native of southern Europe, grown in gardens for its showy flowers or as a potherb, rarely escaped to cultivated ground and disturbed places. First collected in 1903 in St. Clair Co.

Like Echium, this is bristly-hairy but showy. The flowers of Borago are unusually rotate for this family, while in Echium they are unusual in being bilaterally symmetrical.


Alpena County
Keweenaw County
Ontonagon County
St. Clair County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023.