A Mediterranean plant of the borage family with grayish-green leaves and tubular yellow or purple flowers that are a favored source of nectar for bees.
- It's a mix of corn cockle, godetia, honeywort, and California poppies that came up on its own several years ago and has been self-sowing for repeat performances ever since.
- Although it is sometimes called the blue wax flower or blue honeywort, we ask for it using the horticultural Latin to avoid confusion.
- Cerinthe major, or honeywort, has been around for many years - it was introduced to this country from Switzerland as long ago as 1596.
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