Borage (Family Boraginaceae)

 

The Family Boraginaceae, the Borage or Forget-me-not Family,

includes a variety of shrubs, trees, and herbs, totaling about 2,000

species in 146 genera found worldwide.

 

The Family Boraginaceae is very cosmopolitan being distributed
throughout the tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions of the

world (although there are fewer species in cool temperate and tropi-

cal regions), with the strongest concentration in the Mediterranean

regions.

 

Members of Family Boraginaceae are used as ornamentals, pot

herbs, dyes for wood, stone, medicines, wines and cosmetics, and

some important honey plants.

 

 

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