VOF Week: ID request-1— herb seen en-route Hemkund Sahib: Sharing few photographs of the herb seen en-route Hemkund Sahib.

A member of Boraginaceae. Please upload a close up of fruit to judge the genus.

This shows a remarkable similarity with any Primulaceae….Androsace??

Yes … My first reaction was also that: An Androsace emerging from between taller herb, till I saw the alternate leaves and flowers associated with these and corona scales of corolla.


VoF Week: 02092012 BS2 Boraginaceae member for id:

Boraginaceae member for id

This herb was shot from Ghangriya govindghat trek


I had also considered Cynoglossum, but lower most flower should have nutlets visible and spreading sepals. Here find nulets completely hidden, a feature seen only in Myosotis, but flower colour is confusing. Identification of Boraginaceae members needs essential presence of fruits. Perhaps a close up of fruit should provide some clue.


VOF Week: Boraginaceae sp- FMN-1—- near Joshimath: Boraginaceae sp- seen near Joshimath.
Date/Time: 06-08-2012 / 10:45AM
Leaves and stem hairy


Boraginaceae sp- FMN-7—— at VoF: Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 08:00AM
Flowers were approx. 0.5mm to 0.6mm across.


Boraginaceae sp- FMN-9—— en-route Hemkund Sahib: Photograph was taken from a distance, not very clear.
Date/Time: 09-08-2012/ 12:10PM


VOF Week: Boraginaceae sp.–FMN-12 en-route Vasundhara fall:   This Boraginaceae sp. was seen en-route Vasundhara fall.


A small plant found growing wild on the roadside around Srinagar in Sept,11.
… had suggested it to be some Myosotis species earlier on our group.

Kindly confirm id.

This is Boraginaceae but not Myosotis – seems quite distinctive. Shall take a close look another time.

Thank you for looking into my post and for the correction. Will add cropped images for a better view.

Adding cropped images since I have only one picture taken by the roadside. Hope it helps. Attachments (3)



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