Borago officinalis


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  • noun

Synonyms for Borago officinalis

hairy blue-flowered European annual herb long used in herbal medicine and eaten raw as salad greens or cooked like spinach

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For measurement of GDD, base temperature for Portulaca oleracea, Trigonella foenum-graecium, Hypericum perforatum and Borago officinalis L.
Asters Bee Balm Black-eyed Susan Butterfly Bush Butterfly Weed Chrysanthemum Coneflower Daylily False Aster Garden Phlox Gayfeather Globe Flower Golden Rod Helen's Flower Honeysuckle Joe-Pye Weed Jupiter's Beard Lavender Meadowsweet Ornamental Onion Scabiosa Sweet William Tickseed Yarrow Allium schoenoprasum (chives) Anethum graveolens (dill) Borago officinalis (borage) Vibernum opulus (Korean lilac) Salix discolor (pussy willows)
But remember that any plant that self-seeds will grow where it wants to, not where you want it: Borago officinalis (borage), Calendula officinalis (marigold, pot marigold), Iberis umbellata (candytuft), Tropaeolum cus.
Borage, borago officinalis should be included as it has the added advantage that the flowers are edible and also looK nice set in ice cubes.
The family namesake, borago officinalis is a robust annual, loved by bees, producing thousands of bright blue flowers throughout the summer.