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Jose Reymondez
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Location: Galicia, Spain Zone 9
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I got this from a Spanish permie but he said the name in Spanish and I don't remember what he said! Recognize this?

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Steve Flanagan
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Location: North Fork, CA. USDA Zone 9a, Heat Zone 8, 37 degrees North, Sunset 7/9, elevation 2600 feet
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It looks like Borago officinalis, Borage. The flowers taste like cucumber. Borage is related to comfrey.
 
Jose Reymondez
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Thanks, I'm pretty sure you're right!
 
Steve Flanagan
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You're welcome. I only grew it for my first time this last year. It's suppose to reseed pretty well.
 
Jose Reymondez
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It does, a few weeks after getting it in October there were like five seedlings below it in the pot.
 
John Polk
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Certainly looks like borage to me.

The honey bees love borage, and its long blooming season (year round in warm climates).
It is a great accumulator of potassium (K) from your deeper soil.
Known to greatly increase milk flow in all mammals.

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