Comfrey family : BORAGINACEAE (ASTERIDAE) in Australia
including
Buglossaceae, Cordiaceae, Ehretiaceae, Heliotropiaceae, Hydrophyllaceae, Lennoaceae, Onosmaceae, Sebestenaceae, and Wellstediaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Austrocynoglossum latifolium
Forest Houndís Tongue
Morwell Park, December 1990

Borago officinalis
Borage
Sydney, September 2006

Cynoglossum suaveolens
Sweet Houndís Tongue
Morwell Park, December 1990

Echium fastuosum
Pride of Madeira
Concord, September 2006

Echium plantagineum
Paterson's Curse
Sydney, September 2006

Halgania cyanea
Mallee Blue-flower
Hattah Kulkyne National Park,
Victoria, October 1991

Heliotropium amplexicaule
Blue Heliotrope
Goodna, Queensland,
Photos: courtesy of Harold McQueen

Heliotropium arborescens
Heliotrope
Wyee, March 2007

Myosotis sylvatica
Wood Forgetmenot
Morwell Park, September 2000

Trichodesma zeylanicum
Cattle Bush
Alice Springs, January 2014
Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path

Plants in BORAGINACEAE have been used as foodplants for the caterpillars of a number of Australian Butterfly and Moth species, including:


Erysichton lineata

Arhopala micale

Phaedyma shepherdi

Spilosoma glatignyi

Utetheisa pulchelloides

Ethmia heliomela

Ethmia nigroapicella

Ethmia sphaerosticha

Neumichtis saliaris

Cremnophora angasii

Scopula perlata

Dialectica aemula

Dialectica scalariella

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Australian
Australian Butterflies
butterflies
Australian
Australian caterpillars
caterpillars
Australian
Australian Moths
moths

(updated 4 January 2013, 27 February 2017)