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Forget-Me-Not Family

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Object Title: Forget-Me-Not Family

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Page By: GeoPooch Sobachka

Created/Edited: Jun 11, 2008 / Jun 11, 2008

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Boraginaceae : Not just sky-blue!

 
Western Gromwell
Yellow ...
 
Lungwort
Red turning violet ...

Most - but by no means all - of the plants of Forget-Me-Not family, known in Latin as Boraginaceae after the Mediterranean star-flowered borage, have blue flowers (sometimes lavender or pink-turning-blue), colored by anthocyanins. These natural dyes may change colors from blue to red, depending largely on the acidity inside the plant cells.

The five-petal flowers range in shape from open starlets to elongated bells. Leaves and stems are typically covered by hoarse hair.

Widely popular forget-me-nots (and their robust, nasty look-alikes, stickseeds), bluebells, and heliotropes belong to this family, as do delicate hounds-tongues and weedy stoneseeds.

Images


Alpine Forget-Me-Nots

Alpine Forget-Me-Nots

Lungwort

Lungwort

Wildflowers below Mount Sherman

Wildflowers below Mount Sherman

Lungwort

Lungwort

Sulphur on Heliotrope

Sulphur on Heliotrope

Alpine Forget-Me-Nots

Alpine Forget-Me-Nots

Western Gromwell

Western Gromwell

Houndstongue

Houndstongue

Purple Comfrey

Purple Comfrey

Flowers of the Cascades

Flowers of the Cascades

Alpine Forget Me Nots

Alpine Forget Me Nots

Niezapominajka

Niezapominajka

Blooming Gromwell

Blooming Gromwell

Mount Fisher Wildflowers

Mount Fisher Wildflowers

Comfrey

Comfrey


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