Botanical name: Adelocaryum lambertianum Family: Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not family)
Synonyms: Paracaryum lambertianum, Mattiastrum lambertianum, Paracaryopsis lambertiana
Lambert's Borage is a perennial herb which looks very similar to the Common Hill Borage, with white flowers with blue centers. However, the nutlets of this plant, with margins that are not barbed, are distinguishing. Stem leaves are almost stalkless, ovate pointed. Flower racemes are 15-20 cm long, forked. Flowers have short stalks, a hairy sepal-cup, and 4 mm long ovate sepals. Leaves at the base are larger, 10-15 cm long, carried on 5-10 cm long stalks, ovate pointed. Lambert's Borage is found in the evergreen forests of Western Ghats.
Identification credit: Aparna Watve, Ryan Brookes
The flower labeled Lambert's Borage is ...