In search of flowers in the Northeast

Borage Family: Boraginaceae

This family is distinguished by five united petals with five stamens attached to the corolla tube. Many members are hairy and create sticky burrs. Flowerheads may curl like a scorpion tail with flowers blooming on the upper surface. The family includes beggarstick, houndstongue, fiddleneck, forget-me-not, bluebell, brunnera, lungwort, and comfrey.

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