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Species from Borage Family, Boraginaceae: 24

Borage Family, Boraginaceae

The Borage family (also called Forget-me-not family) is quite large in both a global and a Finnish context; it has around 150 genera and almost 2,500 species across the globe. The Finnish statistics are somewhat smaller with 15 genera and around 30 species, all of them herb-stemmed flowering plants, but globally the family also includes bushes and trees. In Finland the family’s most abundant and well-known genus is Myosotis, which has become a symbol of ever-lasting love and fidelity. It contains 9 species and in many languages its name refers to being remembered.

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