My customers sometimes complain about 2 members of the Borage family: the Green Alkanet; scientifically known as Pentaglottis.
To a less extend they complain about the abundance of seedlings of Forget-me-nots in their gardens, but I think that is just showing off! As who can be upset when you see all that magnificent blue; they are all wonderful weeds really!
All there uses and benefits will be explained in this as well as in the next post, which is entirely about the Comfrey.
Pictures by Matt Summers, unless stated.
Blue background is for general interest, Pink as a warning or medicinal use and green background for all other known uses such as food and wildlife. Please use the jump links in the contents below also for quick access. Ecology information from PlantAtlas 2020 Online, Wikipedia
- Lithospermum officinale or Common Gromwell
- Aegonychon purpureocaeruleum or Purple/ Field Gromwell
- Pulmonaria obscura or Suffolk Lungwort
- Pulmonaria officinalis or Lungwort
Continue reading “The Boraginaceae or Borage Family and their uses: Green Alkanet, Forget-me-not, Houndstongue, Viper’s-bugloss, Oysterplant, the Gromwells and Lungworts!”