Borago officinalis L.

Common name

English: Borage

German: Borretsch

Portuguese: Borago

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Lamiales (157)

        Family: Boraginaceae (34) (family description)

          Genus: Borago (1)

           Epithet: officinalis L. (12)

Synonym: Borago hortensis L.

hortensis => pertaining to the garden

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Borago officinalis at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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