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Borago officinalis

Borago officinalis

Common name borage
Family boraginaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers blue (summer)
Size 1-3'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed self-seeds in our garden

We started this from seed years ago, and planted it in our vegetable garden because it's supposed to attract beneficial insects. And through its moderate seeding habits, it still pops up here and there. Although it's a course plant (a bit bristly, even), the flowers are surprisingly intricate and beautiful when viewed up close. I hope it keeps coming back.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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