Hairy Monster

Sorry, again absolutely no idea what this plant is called…..but it’s very photogenic:

Hairy Monster 1

Hairy Monster 2

Hairy Monster 3

What I need to do, next time I go to Ness Gardens or somewhere similar, is get into the habit of taking a note pad (or dragging myself into the 21st Century using my iPHONE Notes App…;0)….) and jotting down the names of the plants that I shoot.

POST UPDATE – thanks to all those who commented below, and on Facebook, who were kind enough to let me know that the plant is Borage – a herb traditionally used for its medicinal properties.

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

18 Responses to “Hairy Monster”

  1. myfoodandflowers

    It is borage (Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb. It is very easy to grow from seeds and its fresh or dried tender leaves tastes like cucumber. It also has medical usages. The oil from its seeds called starflower oil.

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Borage always makes for great photos.
    Yours are lovely, Mark.

  3. Jen

    Beautiful photos of the borage! Planting some this year myself, and I hope it takes off—for me as much as for the bees I so enjoy seeing. 🙂

  4. Noeline Smith

    Wonderfully photogenic. The colours are fabulous and I like your use of dof to make the most of its hairiness.


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