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I've got this plant that came up this year, I think it must be of the Borage family but I can't ID it. Does anyone know? I know you doimage

It's 2' high with long clasping leaves.




 Thank youimage

Wearside, England.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,321

    Looks like an alkanet possibly

    Billericay - Essex

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  • I think it could be an Anchusa?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,432

    I think anchusa,image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I've been pouring over Anchusa images and I think you could be right Potsandpansies - maybe leptophylla but can't find the exact flower.

    I looked at alkanet Pete8 but I don't think the leaves are quite right. Trouble is all the Borage flowers are similar and the images of leaves online are a bit rubbishimage

    Thanks for the repliesimage 

    Wearside, England.
  • Thanks Nutimage

    Wearside, England.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,870

    Anchusa, definitely not borage.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • I was looking at some 'honeybee flower' mixed seeds today that I didn't know and came across this plant Cynoglossum Amabile, Chinese Forget Me Not.

    Could it be that and not Anchusa? I haven't been doubting, I'd forgotten about it until I saw the images.

    I believe it is also Boraginaceae family...

    Wearside, England.
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