Family, Borage. Color, a deep cream or yellowish white. Calyx, tubular, with 5 narrow divisions above. Corolla, tubular, with 5 long, narrow lobes, bristly on the outside. Stamens, 5, with somewhat arrow-shaped, pointed anthers. Pistil, with a thread-like, projecting style. Fruit, a 1-seeded nutlet, heaves, rough, about 2 inches long, narrow, the lower ones tapering at base, sessile. Stems, rather slender. Whole plant covered with stiff, short hairs. Flowers, in leafy racemes, at first .short and close, becoming elongated. May to July.
Maine to Florida and westward. On dry banks or hillsides.