Boraginaceae

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Boraginaceae

a plant family which contains the well-known poisonous plants Heliotropum, Echium, Amsinckia and Trichodesma spp. Common source of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
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Calistoga allocarya (Plagiobothrysstrictus), a small annual herb in the borage family (Boraginaceae); and
Belonging to the borage family, the individual flowers are typical of the type, simple chalices with five petals and a recessed centre.
It also contains fresh ginger and comfrey ( a member of the borage family ( which, like the nettles, grows at High House Farm.