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Common name

English: Borage

German: Borretsch

Portuguese: Borago


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Lamiales (178)

        Family: Boraginaceae (36)(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


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Borago officinalis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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