Member of the Boraginaceae family. Beggarslice reaches a height of 2-4 feet tall and grows in woodland areas in much of the central and east United States. Its stem is hairy, and its leaves reach 6 inches long and are ovate in shape. Flowers are 5 petaled and white/whitish-blue in color. The fruits of beggarslice are covered in stiff prickles, and each fruit contains four nutlets. Blooms July-October.