Photographer: Merel R. Black
Lithospermum incisum Lehm.
fringed puccoon, narrow-leaved gromwell, narrow-leaved puccoon
Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
|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 pits|
|Leaf:||many, long, narrow, grass-like|
|Habitat: ||dry; prairies, barrens; in rocky, sandy soil|