Tag Archives: Boraginaceae

Know Your Natives – Wild Comfrey

Wild comfrey (Cynoglossum virginianum) of the Borage (Boraginaceae) family is a short perennial with large leaves and pale blue flowers. In the US, it occurs from Texas to Illinois to New York to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. In Arkansas, … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Hairy Phacelia

Hairy phacelia (Phacelia hirsuta) of the Borage (Boraginaceae) family [formerly of the Waterleaf (Hydrophyllaceae) family] is a beautiful annual forb with blue flowers.  In the U.S., it is found naturally in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri, as well … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Large-Flower Baby-Blue-Eyes

Large-flower baby-blue-eyes (Nemophila phacelioides) of the Borage (Boraginaceae) family, formerly of the Waterleaf (Hydrophyllaceae) family, is a showy native wildflower endemic to the south-central U.S. that has been recorded in only four states; namely Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.  In … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert: Blue Waterleaf, Hydrolea ovata

What a beauty blue waterleaf is! It’s a thorny wetlander in full bloom now–or even a little past–in the shallow water of swamps, ponds, and ditches. A mass of plants in a road ditch can be bright blue enough to … Continue reading

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