Friday, June 10, 2011

Flowering now in the herb garden!

Pick and taste!

Anchusa azurea – Boraginaceae


Borage Family
Native to Italy – Perennial
Cut back after first blooming
Cut back hard after second blooming
Wear gloves
Bee nectar plant
Vase life 10-14 days

Edible leaves and flowers
Mild, nondescript taste
Use flowers to garnish drinks, ice cubes, soups, salads
or candied to decorate cakes
Pick young leaves for salad or garnish
Young hairs dissolve in mouth

BY Kym Farmen, Master Herbalist