What is this 5 petals blue wildflower? Zone 7

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The plant in your photos is an annual wildflower commonly called "borage" or "star flower" of the "forget-me-not" family Boraginaceae. It's scientific name is Borago officinalis. It is an edible plant as well. It originates from the Mediterranean region, but has naturalized elsewhere. Other helpful/descriptive information can be found at the Wikipedia links below.



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This is borage (Borago officinalis); it is an herb - the flowers taste sweet since there is a drop of nectar available. Some people say the leaves taste like cucumber but they are awfully hairy.

Edit: sometimes people float the flowers in summer drinks, but to do so is terribly spiffy and superfluous.

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  • The cucumber flavour is most pronounced in young leaves - which are also less scruffy and better for the kitchen. – Stephie Aug 7 '18 at 18:34
  • I hear it is used as filling for ravioli in some parts of Italy. @Stephie – Aleksandar M Aug 8 '18 at 5:37

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