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Can you help identify this flower

TrubillTrubill Posts: 11


I am new to this forum and wasn't sure how to attach a picture - hope this is ok.  I have tried to identify this blue flower which has appeared in my garden - I think thanks to our feathered friends!  I would love to know what it is - can anyone help me? Thanks



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,734

    Hi Trubill, I'm pretty certain it is Borage (Borago officinalis), very similar to Comfrey, but has open blue flowers instead of the bell-shaped (and usually purple) ones which Comfrey has.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815


  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    Yup. Green alkanet.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,734

    It is indeed green alkanet.  The flower petals are pointed on borage (same family though.)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Alkanet - which, in my experience, is a nuisance with long, strong roots!  (pretty, though)

  • jude5jude5 Posts: 65

    I agree, alkanet, borage flowers are larger.

  • TrubillTrubill Posts: 11

    Thank you for this - It is pretty so I might not dig it up yet - I'll keep an eye on it's spread though!

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