OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 25 taxa in the family Boraginaceae, Borage family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Seaside Heliotrope

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Heliotropium curassavicum var. curassavicum   FAMILY: Heliotropiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heliotropium curassavicum var. curassavicum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heliotropium curassavicum 161-01-001   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in edges of brackish and salt marshes, estuarine shores

Uncommon in GA, rare northward

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia, apparently

 


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camera icon Common Name: Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Heliotropium indicum   FAMILY: Heliotropiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heliotropium indicum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heliotropium indicum 161-01-003   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, woodland borders, swamps, ditches

Uncommon

Non-native: tropical America (?)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Clasping Heliotrope

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY: Heliotropiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heliotropium amplexicaule 161-01-004   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, fields

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

Non-native: South America

 


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Common Name: Hound's-tongue, Garden Comfrey

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cynoglossum officinale   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynoglossum officinale   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynoglossum officinale 161-02-001   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, pastures, calcareous shale barrens

Rare south of VA

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Wild Comfrey, Southern Hound’s-tongue

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Andersonglossum virginianum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynoglossum virginianum 161-02-002   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in moist deciduous forests

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Stickseed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hackelia virginiana 161-03-001   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests & woodlands

Rare south of VA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Echium vulgare   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Echium vulgare   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Echium vulgare 161-04-001   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, dry pastures, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Corn-gromwell

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Buglossoides arvensis ssp. arvensis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Buglossoides arvensis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lithospermum arvense 161-05-001   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, dry disturbed areas, sandy fields

Common (uncommon in GA)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Coastal Plain Puccoon, Hairy Puccoon, Sandhill Puccoon

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum caroliniense   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum caroliniense var. caroliniense   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lithospermum caroliniense 161-05-002   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry sandy soils

Common (rare north of southern SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum canescens   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum canescens   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lithospermum canescens 161-05-003   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands and glades over calcareous rocks (such as limestone, dolostone) or mafic rocks (such as diabase)

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Stoneseed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum tuberosum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum tuberosum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lithospermum tuberosum 161-05-004   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich forests, especially over calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: American Gromwell, Broadleaf Gromwell

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum latifolium   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum latifolium   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist woodlands over calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Marbleseed, Virginia False Gromwell

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum virginianum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Onosmodium virginianum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Onosmodium virginianum 161-06-001   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in sandhill woodlands, shell middens in the outer Coastal Plain, woodlands and barrens over diabase and other mafic rocks in the Piedmont and low Mountains, barrens, glades, or woodlands over calcareous rocks in the Mountains

Uncommon (rare in NC & northward)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Western Marbleseed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum occidentale   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in open woodlands over limestone

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Scorpion-grass, True Forget-me-not

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis scorpioides   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis scorpioides   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis scorpioides 161-07-001   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in wet meadows, streambanks

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smaller Forget-me-not, Marsh Forget-me-not, Tufted Forget-me-not

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Myosotis laxa   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis laxa 161-07-002   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, streambanks

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Spring Forget-me-not, Early Forget-me-not, Early Scorpion-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis verna   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis verna   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis verna 161-07-003   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, dry fields

Common (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bigseed Forget-me-not, Scorpion-grass, Largeseed Forget-me-not

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis macrosperma   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis macrosperma   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis macrosperma 161-07-004   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests and alluvial fields, probably associated with nutrient-rich soils

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Field Forget-me-not, Field Scorpion-grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis arvensis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis arvensis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis arvensis 161-07-005   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass, Changing Forget-me-not

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Myosotis discolor   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis discolor   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis discolor 161-07-007   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blue Scorpion-grass

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Myosotis stricta   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis stricta   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

(?) (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis micrantha 161-07-008   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Bluebells, Virginia Cowslip

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mertensia virginica   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mertensia virginica   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mertensia virginica 161-10-001   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich, moist, alluvial soils of floodplain forests & thickets

Rare south of VA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Small Bugloss, Alkanet

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Anchusa arvensis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anchusa arvensis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Common Bugloss, Alkanet, Bee Bread

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

PLANTS National Database: Anchusa officinalis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prickly Comfrey

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Symphytum asperum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphytum asperum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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