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Borago officinalis

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryvegetables, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1522426Soil textureheavy, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50010003001300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude30205060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.568.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, large scale/commercialCrop cycle150180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole cropping

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
materialother material/chemicalsflowers
materialdye/tanninflowers
medicinalnervous system applicationsentire plant
medicinalskin applicationsentire plant
medicinalrespiratory applicationsentire plant
medicinaldigestive system applicationsentire plant
medicinalmetabolic system applicationsentire plant
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsentire plant
medicinalimmune system applicationsentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant