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Borage

It’s bright blue, star-shaped flowers, which fade to pink as they age, makes Borage one of the prettiest herb plants. A herb rich in history and tradition, and long known for it’s medicinal attributes and culinary uses. Believed to have originated in the Aleppo area of Syria, spreading throughout the Mediterranean region, introduced and spread across Europe by the Romans, then taken to North America by the early settlers. It is a plant that grows to a height of 60-100 cm (2-3 feet), with bristly hollow stems, broad oval leaves which imbodies a similar flavour to the cucumber, the flowers grow in a cluster, which then form oval seeds.

 

source: The Book of Magical Herbs, Growing & Using Herbs, Holistic Herbs, wikipedia, Garden Guides, Plant Care, DoitYourself

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