Borage - Borago officinalis
Bristly plant about 50 cm in height. Flowers bright blue with a whitish centre, 20 to 25 mm half nodding and rather star shaped, with spreading pointed lobes and a prominent cone of purple black stamens, borne in broad branched cymes.
Gardens, cultivated land, waste ground and waysides.
May to September.
Annual, occasionally overwintering. Most records are probably casuals or garden escapes.
Widespread, particularly in England but often casual and rarely plentiful.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. Borage was not recorded the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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