Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lithospermum incisum Lehm. image
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Family Boraginaceae
Lithospermum incisum Lehm.
fringed puccoon, narrow-leaved gromwell, narrow-leaved puccoon
Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
incisum: cut
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb with many branches; woody taproot
Flower: pale yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" wide, funnel-shaped, petal lips fringed; inflorescence with short-stalked flowers crowded in the upper leaf axils; blooms May-June
Fruit: white, shiny nutlet with a few pitsfruit drawing
Leaf:many, long, narrow, grass-like
Habitat: dry; prairies, barrens; in rocky, sandy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Lithospermum list Google- Images or Text
Batschia linearifolia (Goldie) Small
Lithospermum angustifolium Michx.
Lithospermum linearifolium Goldie
Lithospermum mandanense Spreng.

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