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, Quailplant, Cola De Mico

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Edges of brackish and salt marshes, estuarine shores

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare in SC (historically in NC, but not recently seen)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia, apparently

 


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camera icon Common Name: Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Roadsides, woodland borders, swamps, ditches

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Clasping Heliotrope, Violet Heliotrope

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/14/23) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/14/23) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Rich forests and woodlands

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Viper's-bugloss, Blueweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Roadsides, dry pastures, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in Carolinas (waifs in GA)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Corn-gromwell

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sandy soils

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands and glades over calcareous rocks (such as limestone, dolostone) or mafic rocks (such as diabase)

Common in GA Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Stoneseed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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, Broadleaf Puccoon

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lithospermum latifolium   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum latifolium   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to moist woodlands over calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Marbleseed, Virginia False Gromwell, Pineland Marbleseed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, 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 (the unifying ecological factor determining its distribution may be an open, woodland condition maintained by fire)

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (rare in NC, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Western Marbleseed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lithospermum occidentale   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

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

 

Habitat: Open woodlands over limestone

Native northwest of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Wet meadows, streambanks

Uncommon in NC Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Marshes, streambanks

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in NC

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, dry fields

Common in Carolina Piedmont & Carolina Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests and alluvial fields, probably associated with nutrient-rich soils

Common in Piedmont (rare in NC Mountains) (uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Roadsides, 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, roadsides

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blue Scorpion-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Myosotis stricta   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis stricta   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

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

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Nutrient-rich, moist, alluvial soils of floodplain forests and thickets, also on rich slopes or bluffs over calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Small Bugloss, Alkanet

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lycopsis arvensis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anchusa arvensis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Common Bugloss, Common Alkanet, Bee Bread

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Anchusa officinalis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anchusa officinalis   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prickly Comfrey

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Symphytum asperum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphytum asperum   FAMILY: Boraginaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: the Caucasus

 


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