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Borago officinalis


It grows to a height of 60–100 cm (2.0–3.3 ft), and is bristly or hairy all over the stems and leaves; the leaves are alternate, simple, and 5–15 cm (2.0–5.9 in) long. The flowers are complete, perfect with five narrow, triangular-pointed petals. Flowers are most often blue in color, although pink flowers are sometimes observed. White flowered types are also cultivated. The blue flower is genetically dominant over the white flower. The flowers arise along scorpioid cymes to form large floral displays with multiple flowers blooming simultaneously, suggesting that borage has a high degree of geitonogamy. It has an indeterminate growth habit which may lead to prolific spreading. In milder climates, borage will bloom continuously for most of the year.


Borragem (Portuguese)

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arlanda 9 years ago

Beautiful !

Ana Rosa
Ana Rosa 9 years ago

Thank you!
They are very common here in the spring.

UmapornSarasat 9 years ago

sooo beautiful..never saw like this before..

LucianSas 10 years ago


Ana Rosa
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Ana Rosa

Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Apr 10, 2004
Submitted on Sep 24, 2011

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