Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Borage (Borrago officinalis), a European herbaceous plant which gives its name to the natural order Borragineae. It is covered with rough, bristly hairs, as are most plants of the order, whence they have been called Asperifoliae. Its leaves are scattered and its flowers polysymmetric, pentamerous, three-quarters of an inch across, and bright blue. Sprigs of fresh borage are commonly added to claret-cup; but cucumber is often substituted for it.