Borago pygmaea   Slender Borage DD I

Borago pygmaea

This introduction from Mediterranean islands has been at this site to my knowledge for at least 25 years and during that time it has spread a little to the sea side of the narrow path at the base of the cliffs. When I first found it I must admit I recorded it as Borago officinalis (Borage) assuming that its slightly different sprawling habit and paler flowers were a result of growing so near the sea.

There are very few sites for this plant in the whole of the British Isles and this is one of the best established. There is none to be found in Ireland.

Base of cliff near Porthdinllain, North Wales 25th July 2005

Added on July 27th 2005, updated 4th November 2008, updated 5th March 2010, updated Se3 27th April 2010

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