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Onosma taurica - Golden Drop

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: insertae sedis - Family: Boraginaceae

Onosma taurica

Golden Drop flowering in a meadow in the foothills of the Rhodopi Mountains in Bulgaria

This member of the Borage family is not common in Bulgaria but we found this specimen flowering in the foothills of the Rhodopi Mountains. It is a large, sprawling plant with pale cream-to-yellow tubular, nodding flowers. Although we found this in a meadow the plant is more frequently found in dry, rocky and stony areas of Europe and Western Asia.

Onosma taurica - closeup

The flowers of Onosma taurica

The specimen shown above was photographed in the foothills of the Rhodopi Mountains of Bulgaria in mid June.


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