Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Boraginaceae: Borage

Leaves alternate and simple. Plants rough and hairy. Flowers mostly off one side of S-shaped coiling round branches with 5-parts. Stamens attached to corolla tube; 1 style, ovary with 4 lobes.
Flower Formula:  Sepals 5u; Petals (5) Glossary

Genus 
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Amsinckia
fiddle-neck
1 Photo of Amsinckia Yellow regular funnel-like flowers without bracts. Fruit roughened. Fuzzy plant. Images   Information
Anchusa
alkanet, bugloss
2 Photo of Anchusa Blue flower with slightly unequal lobes. Stamens within end of flower. Images   Information
Buglossoides
buglossoides
1 Photo of Buglossoides White regular funnel-like flowers without bracts. Fruit with smooth. Images   Information
Cynoglossum
hound's-tongue
3 Photo of Cynoglossum Regular funnel-like flowers without bracts. Fruit with prickles. Images   Information
Echium
blueweed, viper's-bugloss blueweed, viper's-bugloss
1 Photo of Echium Blue flower with slightly unequal lobes. Stamens extending beyond end of flower. Images   Information
Hackelia
beggar's-lice, stickseed
2 Photo of Hackelia Regular funnel-like flowers sometimes with alternating bracts. Fruit with prickles. Images   Information
Lappula
stickseed, sticktight
2 Photo of Lappula Regular funnel-like flowers all with bracts. Fruit with prickles. Images   Information
Lithospermum
gromwell, puccoon, stone-seed
5 Photo of Lithospermum Yellow regular funnel-like flowers without bracts. Fruit with smooth. Images   Information
Mertensia
bluebells, lungwort
2 Photo of Mertensia Blue regular tubular bell-like flowers with rounded petals. Flowers not hairy. Images   Information
Myosotis
forget-me-not, scorpion-grass
7 Photo of Myosotis Blue or pinkish regular funnel-like flowers without bracts. Fruit with smooth. Images   Information
Onosmodium
false gromwell, marble-seed
3 Photo of Onosmodium White regular tubular flowers with pointed petals. Stamens extending way-beyond end of flower. Images   Information
Plagiobothrys
popcorn-flower
1 Photo of Plagiobothrys Blue or pinkish regular funnel-like flowers without bracts. Fruit with smooth. Images   Information
Pulmonaria
lungwort
1 Photo of Pulmonaria Blue or pinkish regular funnel-like flowers without bracts. Fruit with smooth. Leaves spotted. Images   Information
Symphytum
comfrey
2 Photo of Symphytum Blue regular tubular flowers with rounded petals. Flowers hairy. Images   Information


         
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