Forget-Me-Not Family

Page Type
Album
Image Type(s):
Flora
3276 Hits
81.18% Score
Log in
to vote
Forget-Me-Not Family
Created On: Jun 11, 2008
Last Edited On: Jun 11, 2008

Boraginaceae : Not just sky-blue!

Western GromwellYellow ...
LungwortRed 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.

style="display:block"
data-ad-format="autorelaxed"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6523272176520096"
data-ad-slot="7132222476">






Comments

No comments posted yet.