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Common Borage - Borago officinalis
Other Names:  Starflower

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Taprooted annual normally branching above. Herbage hispid-setose. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Collora rotate, resembling the genus Solanum. Anthers exserted, connivent around the style; filaments with an elongate appendage. Nutlets with a basal protuberance (Jepson eFlora; Flora of the Great Plains).

Range Comments
Scattered occurrences in Montana.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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Common Borage — Borago officinalis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from