Borage

Borago officinalis

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  • Flower name
    Borage
  • Scientific name
    Borago officinalis
  • AliasBorage, ルリジサ
  • Place of originMediterranean coast
  • Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September

What is Borage

Borage(scientific name: Borago officinalis) is a cold-tolerant annual herb of the family Boraginaceae, native to the Mediterranean coast. Also known as borage, borage, star flower, and common borage. It has a hollow stem and white bristles on the whole plant. From early summer to late summer, a star-shaped light blue or white five-petal flower blooms downward. Other flower colors are purple and pink. Planted in the garden as an ornament. The whole plant, excluding firewood, is edible. Young shoots are used for salads, flowers for cake decorations and sugar confectionery, and leaves and flowers for herbal tea, borage oil, medicines, and baths.

Common name: Borage, scientific name: Borago officinalis, also known as:Star Flower, Common Borage Borago, Origin: Mediterranean coast, Plant height: 60-80 cm, leaf Inflorescence: Mutual, Inflorescence: Spider inflorescence, Flowering period: May-September, Flower diameter: 2-3 cm, Flower color: Bright sky blue / red Purple, white, peach, fruit type: nut, use: garden plant, edible flower.


  • Eye
    Boraginales
  • Family
    Boraginaceae
  • Genus
    Borago officinalis
  • Species
    B. officinalis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scorpion inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    kidney-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Hairs
  • Life typecold-tolerant annual herb
  • Flower colorsBlue White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height60.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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