Taxon  Report   1110 
Borago officinalis  L.
Borage,  Common borage
Borago officinalis
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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Borago officinalis
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Borago officinalis
© 2004 Bob Huettmann
Borago officinalis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Borago officinalis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Borago
escaped cultivar
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 18, 2018).

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