Borage family (Boraginacea)
Photo of Borago officinalis L, a boraginaceae used as food and medicinal plant
The Borage family -boraginaceae- comprises about 2000 species scattered all around the world. They are mainly herbs and shrubs.
|Leaves (1): alternate, undivided with no stipules.|
|Stems (2): covered with rough hairs.|
|Calyx (3): 5 sepals||
|Corolla (4): 5 petals, bell or funnel -shaped..|
|Stamens: 5 united to the corolla tube.|
Style (5): 1
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