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Plant family: boraginaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the boraginaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Borago officinalis borageannual blue (summer)1-3'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' and 'Variegata' false forget-me-notperennial blue (April-May)12"
Cerinthe major Purpurescens honeywortannual purple (spring-summer)30"
Cynoglossum amabile Chinese forget-me-notannual blue (summer)12-18"
Cynoglossum nervosum Chinese forget-me-notperennial (Z5-9) blue (late spring-early summer)18-24"
Cynoglossum wallichii prickly houndstongueannual/biennial blue3'
Echium plantagineum viper's buglossannual various colors, white-lavender-blue (summer)2-3'
Echium russicum biennial (Z5-8) purple-red (summer)18-24"
Eritrichium sibiricum blue15"
Hackelia floribunda manyflower stickseedbiennial/perennial blue (May)12"
Heliotropium arborescens heliotrope; cherry pietender perennial (Z9-11) violet36"
Lindelofia longiflora perennial (Z6-9) blue (spring)18-24"
Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward' shrubby gromwellperennial (Z6-10) blue (spring)6"
Mertensia maritima gray oysterleafperennial (Z4-10) blueto 6"
Mertensia pterocarpa Japanese bluebellsperennial (Z4) blue6-12"
Mertensia simplicissima perennial (Z6-8) blue (summer)6"
Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebellsperennial blue-purple1-2 ft
Myosotis scorpioides true forget-me-not; water forget-me-notperennial (Z3-8) soft blue (summer)12-18"
Nemophila menziesii 'Penny Black' baby blue-eyes; five-spotannual dark purple/white6-12"
Onosma echioides golden dropsperennial (Z7?) pale yellow (summer)6-12"
Onosma sorgerae ssp. sorgerae
Phacelia tanacetifolia fiddleneckannual blue
Pontechium maculatum biennial/perennial purple-red (late spring)
Pulmonaria longifolia 'E.B. Anderson' and 'Diana Clare' longleaf lungwortperennial (Z3-8) blue (mid-spring)6"
Pulmonaria officinalis lungwortperennial blue and pink (early spring)12"
Pulmonaria rubra Christmas cowslip; red lungwortperennial pinkish red (April)12"
Pulmonaria saccharata 'De Vroomen's Pride' Bethlehem sageperennial blue/pink (April-May)12"
Symphytum officinale comfreyperennial (Z4-9) purple (spring)2'

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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