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Borago

 

a genus of plants of the family Boraginaceae. The plants are annual or perennial grasses. Their entire leaves have the fragrance of cucumbers. The blue, pink, or white flowers are in cymose-panicled inflorescences. There are two or three species, distributed in the Mediterranean region, the temperate zone in Europe, and western Asia. One species, the blue-flowered borage (Borago officinalis), grows in the USSR, in the European part, the Caucasus, Middle Asia, and Western Siberia. The plant, an annual measuring 15–70 cm high, occasionally grows as a weed in gardens, near dwellings, and in refuse heaps. It is primarily cultivated in Western Europe as a vegetable crop, a bee plant, and a decorative plant. The young leaves are used in salads. The grass and the flowers contain a mucilage and are used as a coating and softening agent.

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The Effect of Salinity and Drought Stress on Seed Germination, Seedling Growth and Biochemical Changes in Borago.
27 Table 4: Analysis of variances of Borago officinalis seeds under different levels of salinity, drought and temperature.
At initial flowering, Thyme plants and in full flowering Calendula and Borago plants harvested upon the soil and by Clevenger, essences of dry material of flowers were measured.
chamomilla [26], Said-Al Ahl and Omer on Coriandrumsativum [33], Said-Al Ahl and Mahmoud on Ocimumbasilicum [34], Ramrodi on Plantagoovata [30], Yadegari on Borago [39], Calendula [40] and Thymus [41] showed the role of micronutrients on morphological and physiological process in plants, that results to better yield in plants that treated by various of micronutrients.
Therefore, for maximum yield and quality of Borago, Thyme, Calendula and Alyssum foliar application of micronutrients by 400 ppm concentration is recommended.
This was also the case for Medicago sativa, Cucurbita pepo, Borago officinalis and Nigella sativa but the highest percentage of germination occurred at 25, 37.
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