Cynoglossum lanceolatum ?
Observed in an agricultural area near Eldoret, Kenya. December 2012.
FLOWERS: Small, bright blue flowers with five rounded petals.
PERENNIAL: A long-lived herbaceous perennial with spindly, divaricate
LEAVES: Leaves are alternate and long-triangular with very short
petiole. Leaves appear to be partially curled.
RANGE: Several species of Cynoglossum occur in the variety of
habitats across Kenya.
FRUIT: The fruits divide into four nutlets. This character is shared by
most of the borages, but is very easily seen in this genus. This species has
hooked projections on the fruit that serve to disperse the seeds when they
entangle fur or clothing.
UNARMED. No thorns.
Boraginaceae -- Borage Family
Michael J. Plagens, Created on 01 March 2013