Category: botanical

Borage officinalis

Borage officinalis – Borage, Bee Bread, Common Bugloss and Starflower are a few of its common names. It’s a self-seeding annual herb that grows 2 feet tall and wide. Its mature foliage is covered in prickly hairs. The pretty, star-shaped flowers in blue, lavender and pink bloom from May to hard frost. Bees, butterflies and moths prize its flower nectar.…

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Botanical Names

The Genus is the first part of a plant botanical name. Genus is the name given to a group of organisms whose physical characteristics are permanent, similar, and largely confined to that group. Its first letter is always in uppercase. The second name is the species name. It refers to a feature of the plant. It is always in lower case. The…

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