Author: Jan Scholten
English: Borage family; Forget-me-not family.
German: Rauhblattgewächse, = rough leaf plants.
Botany: corolla plicate; inflorescence scorpioid cymes.
Content: polyphenols; pyrrolizidine alkaloids; naphthaquinones, alkannin, shikonin.
DD: Boron; Silicon, Lanthanides.
The position of Boraginaceae has been unclear in the past. In the Apg3 classification Boraginaceae has been placed in its own Order Boraginales in Lamiidae. Boraginaceae is treated sometimes as one big Family with several Subfamilies and at other times split into several Families.
In the Plant theory Boraginaceae is placed in Subphase 3.