From coast to summit - the Borage family
Green Alkanet Water Forget-me-not Comfrey Borage flower
Borage or Boraginaceae have petals joined at least at the base and often hairy Water Forget-me-not Myosotis scopioides shows new buds curled in a circle. There are many species and hybrids of Comfrey. Identification can be difficult Borage Borago officinalis has blue flowers and protruding purple stamens
Oysterplant Viper's-bugloss Bugloss Bugloss nutlets
Oysterplant Mertensia maritima grows on shingle. Unusually, it is not hairy. Viper's-bugloss Echium vulgare has a funnel-shaped, uneven flower. Bugloss Anchusa arvensis grows in arable fields and is very hairy and bristly. The four large Bugloss seeds or nutlets are typical of the Borage family.