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Borage Family Boraginaceae


A diverse family that include comfreys, forget-me-nots and buglosses. Usually blue, but not always, and with five petals although sometimes arranged in a tube rather than flat. There are usually several flowers per stem, all facing the same way.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Common Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Russian Comfrey

Symphytum x uplandicum

Field Forget-me-not

Myosotis arvensis

Early Forget-me-not

Myosotis ramosissima

Changing Forget-me-not

Myosotis discolor

Wood Forget-me-not

myosotis sylvatica

Water Forget-me-not

Myosotis scorpioides

Green Alkanet

Pentaglottis sempervirens


Cynoglossum officinale


Anchusa arvensis

Common Gromwell

Lithospermum officinale


Borago officinalis

Vipers Bugloss

Echium vulgare