Family, Borage. Color, pale blue, near-ly white. Calyx, tubular, deeply 5-cleft. Corolla, salver-form. Fruit, 4 nutlets, each becoming a sort of bur, covered with prickles, by which means the seeds are caught in fleece of sheep or coats of animals and disseminated. Flowers, insignificant, on short pedicels, clustered in loose panicles.

Dry woods, thickets, and roadsides, Maine to Minnesota, south to the Gulf.