One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘Cerinthe major, or honeywort, has been around for many years - it was introduced to this country from Switzerland as long ago as 1596.’
- ‘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.’
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