Irish wildflowers


Photographed nr Goleen, Co.Cork


Borage
Borago officinalis
Borráiste gorm
Family: Boraginaceae

Flowering time: May-August. Annual. Garden escape. Introduced.

Bright blue 5-petalled flowers in loose clusters.
Bristly leaves, lower leaves stalked, upper leaves narrower, unstalked.
Planted as nectar source for bees. Height: To 60 cm.

Occasional garden escape or discard, usually casual.
Waste ground, roadsides.

     
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