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Borage

Latin: Boraginaceae

Plants in the Borage Family by Common Name


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blue stickseed
Scientific Name Hackelia micrantha
Family Borage
Native
broad-leaf bluebells (Mertensia platyphylla)
broad-leaf bluebells
Scientific Name Mertensia platyphylla
Family Borage
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
corn gromwell (Lithospermum arvense)corn gromwell
Scientific Name Lithospermum arvense
Family Borage
cryptantha (Cryptantha glomerata)
cryptantha
Scientific Name Cryptantha glomerata
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
cryptantha (Cryptantha sp.)
cryptantha
Scientific Name Cryptantha sp.
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Weed No
fiddleneck (Amsinckia intermedia)
fiddleneck
Scientific Name Amsinckia intermedia
Family Borage
Flower Color Yellow or Purple
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Hay containing fiddleneck is poisonous to livestock
Weed Can be
Hounds tongue (gypsyflower), Cynoglossum officinale
gypsyflower
Scientific Name Cynoglossum officinale
Family Borage
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Forb
Introduced North America
Hounds tongue (gypsyflower), Cynoglossum officinale
gypsy flower
Scientific Name Cynoglossum officinale
Family Borage
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Forb
Introduced North America
Hounds tongue (gypsyflower), Cynoglossum officinale
hound's tongue
Scientific Name Cynoglossum officinale
Family Borage
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Forb
Introduced North America
Hounds tongue (gypsyflower), Cynoglossum officinale
hounds-tongue
Scientific Name Cynoglossum officinale
Family Borage
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Forb
Introduced North America
Hounds tongue (gypsyflower), Cynoglossum officinale
Hounds tongue
Scientific Name Cynoglossum officinale
Family Borage
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Forb
Introduced North America
Jessica sticktight
Scientific Name Hackelia micrantha
Family Borage
Native
Long-flowered Bluebell (Mertensia longifloria)long-flowered bluebell
Scientific Name Mertensia longifloria
Family Borage
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Matted Cryptantha (Cryptantha circumscissa)matted cryptantha
Scientific Name Cryptantha circumscissa
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Watershed Owyhee
Weed No
puccoon, wayside gromwell (Lithospermum ruderale)
puccoon
Scientific Name Lithospermum ruderale
Family Borage
Flower Color Yellowish
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Hounds tongue (gypsyflower), Cynoglossum officinale
rats and mice
Scientific Name Cynoglossum officinale
Family Borage
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Forb
Introduced North America
Rigid Fiddleneck (Amsinckia retrorsa)Rigid fiddleneck
Scientific Name Amsinckia retrorsa
Family Borage
Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native ,
salt heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum L.) salt heliotrope
Scientific Name Heliotropium curassavicum L.
Family Borage
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
stickseed, wild forget-me-not(Lappula velutina)stickseed
Scientific Name Lappula velutina
Family Borage
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
puccoon, wayside gromwell (Lithospermum ruderale)
wayside gromwell
Scientific Name Lithospermum ruderale
Family Borage
Flower Color Yellowish
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
stickseed, wild forget-me-not(Lappula velutina)wild forget-me-not
Scientific Name Lappula velutina
Family Borage
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No

For additional information please send an e-mail request to:
Dr. Clinton C. Shock
Clinton.Shock@oregonstate.edu

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