Plant ID forum: Can anyone identify this flower

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Jul 24, 2016 5:28 AM CST
I was given this at the Chelsea flower show in a mixed pack of bee and bird attracting seeds from homebase. Hope someone knows the name of this beauty Anchusa is the closest I got but I'm not 100% if I am correct.

Thanks in advance

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Name: Myriam
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Jul 24, 2016 6:59 AM CST
The flowers remind me of Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet), not sure about the leaves though..
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Name: June
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Jul 24, 2016 9:45 AM CST
It reminds me of Anchusa officinalis (True Alkanet). Definitely in the Borage family, anyway!
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Jul 24, 2016 10:29 AM CST


I was thinking Summer Forget-Me-Not (Anchusa capensis)
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Jul 24, 2016 10:48 AM CST
My first thought also was that it looks like a variety of Forget-Me-Not.
Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica) is a native wildflower of Britain.

True Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpioides)
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