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*Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 227
What’s this? Looks pretty but maybe nearly finished flowering? Like the fluffy flowers I wonder if it’s evergreen?😁

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452
    Trachystemon orientalis? If so, not evergreen.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,596
    Think you're right WillDB. At quick first glance l thought it was pulmonaria, l think they are related
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,373
    good plant for early flying insects
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,449
    Trachystemon orientalis = Borago orientalis L. same family (Boraginaceae) as lungwort (Pulmonaria). Very similar to borage (Borago officinalis).
    Borage (Borago officinalis) can be found in nature; I expect Trachystemon orientalis is a horticultural variety, to be found in gardens, e.g. https://www.bethchatto.co.uk/s-z/trachystemon/trachystemon-orientalis.htm
    The OP does not say if that plant was found in the wild, in a garden or in their own garden.

    Here's a pic of borage flowers taken at the foot of old rampart walls in my village:

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,373
    Trachystemon orientalis is a species from Eastern Europe. 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,449
    nutcutlet said:
    Trachystemon orientalis is a species from Eastern Europe. 
    Yes, the epithet says it all. ;)
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • *Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 227
    Hello thanks for replies it’s in a garden so not wild!
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