Southcott's* Borage Family Waghorne
Chiefly rough hairy herbs. Calyx in 5, sometimes 4 divisions. Corolla of one petal, 5 or 4-lipped. Stamens 5, inserted in the corolla. Leaves alternate, covered with hairs or bristles rising from a swollen base. On this account was called by Linnaeus, Asperifolia, or rough leaved plants. But there are some plants belonging to the order with perfectly smooth leaves. Flowers are generally blue but small, and when they first open are of a reddish hue.
Symphytum Officinale.---Comfrey. A coarse hairy herb, branches winged above by the leaves. Corolla yellowish white, sometimes purple.
Myosotis.---Forget-me-not. Moist places.
*Mary Southcott. Some Newfoundland Wild Flowers.
St. John's, Newfoundland : Robinson and Company , 1915, p. 23