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garden18 Sherman Oaks, CA This plant hugs a hillside on Beverly Glen Boulevard in Los Angeles. It self-sows on this nearly vertical terrain.
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growin Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) Reminds me of something in the Boraginaceae family.
Your plant reminds me of something I saw in southern Mexico growing on hillsides but I didn't get a pic.
garden18 Sherman Oaks, CA Growin, you are correct, it is a member of Boraginaceae family. It's called fiberglass plant (Wigandia urens) on account of its prickly trichomes (hairs) that cover the leaves.
garden18 Sherman Oaks, CA Actually, I think it belongs to Hydrophyllaceae family.
growin Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) It actually looks to be in the Hydrophyllaceae although it seems to be so closely related. I noticed these in the gravel on the side of the road growing at the edge mostly. I thought it was just a big perennial.
garden18 Sherman Oaks, CA Well, in fact, Hydrophyllaceae appears to be a sub-group of Boraginaceae.
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