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Trachystemon orientalis

April 13, 2015

This perennial herb is also known as Abraham-Isaac-Jacob and part of the family Boraginaceae. This family of plants include Borage and the Forget-me-not. Trachystemon is derived from the Greek trachys, meaning rough, and stemon, a stamen and is native to south eastern Europe and western Asia. In Turkey Oriental borage is used as a vegetable and is also considered to have medicinal properties.

As an early blooming and nectar yielding plant it is good for bees. It grows vigorously and because it is shade tolerant it makes a good groundcover plant. This plant can be found in abundance at the corner entrance to the walled garden and surrounding the foot of our Hundred Guinea Oak close to the Summer garden.

Trachystamon orientalis

Trachystamon orientalis – also known as oriental borage.


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