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Caccinia strigosa

Caccinia strigosa or Bristly Caccinia is part of the Boraginaceae family of plants and it is native to Iran. The plant family Boraginaceae is locally called گاوزبان which literally translates to oxtongue.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant with ovate-oblong grayish-green leaves, blue flowers in short racemes. The flowering season is in late spring and summer, the buds are actually pink and open to blue.

Caccinia strigosa
Caccinia strigosa

Caccinia strigosa prefers the sun but can tolerate partial shade, fertile but well-drained soil. Propagate by seed. Caccinia strigosa can grow to 50cm or 20in. It is hardy to -28ºC or -18.4ºF. It is drough tolerant.

Caccinia strigosa
Caccinia strigosa at Kew Garden

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