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Annual to shrub, or non-green root parasite, generally bristly or sharp-hairy.
Stem: prostrate to erect.
Leaf: cauline, often with basal rosette, simple or compound, generally alternate.
Inflorescence: cymes, generally elongate, panicle-, raceme-, or spike-like, generally coiled in flower (often described as scorpioid), generally uncoiled in fruit, or heads, spikes, or panicles, or flowers 1–2 per axil.
Flower: bisexual, generally radial; sepals (4)5(10), fused at least at base, or free; corolla generally (4)5(10)-lobed, salverform, funnel-shaped, rotate, or bell-shaped, appendages 0 or 5 at top of tube, alternate stamens; stamens epipetalous; ovary superior, entire to 4-lobed, style 1(2), entire or 2-lobed or -branched.
Fruit: nutlets 1–4, free ( fused), smooth to roughened, prickly or bristly or not, or valvate or circumscissile capsule.
± 120 genera, ± 2300 species: tropics, temperate, especially w North America, Medit; some cultivated (Borago, Heliotropium, Echium, Myosotis, Nemophila, Phacelia, Symphytum). Many genera may be TOXIC from pyrrolizidine alkaloids or accumulated nitrates. [Olmsted et al. 2000 Molec Phylogen Evol 16:96–112] Recently treated to include Hydrophyllaceae, Lennoaceae. —Scientific Editors: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Bruce G. Baldwin, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Boraginaceae
Annual, perennial herb, hairy, taprooted, red root dye present or not.Key to Lithospermum
Leaf: generally cauline, ± sessile, entire.
Inflorescence: panicle-like cyme or flowers 1 in upper leaf axils; bracts throughout.
Flower: calyx deep-5-lobed, enlarged in fruit, lobes equal; corolla 5-lobed, funnel-shaped or salverform, generally ± yellow (± white), tube > lobes, appendages present or 0; style entire.
Fruit: nutlets 1–4, 2.5–6+ mm, ovoid, plump, smooth to pitted or wrinkled, attachment scar basal.
75 species: worldwide, generally temperate, mtns. (Greek: stone seed) Heterostylous or not; cleistogamous flowers present or 0.
Unabridged references: [Baker 1961 Rhodora 63:229–235, Ralston 1993 Ph.D. Dissertation Northern Arizona Univ]
Annual, strigose; caudex 0; red root dye ± 0.
Stem: 1–few, 1–7 dm, ± not clustered, branched at base.
Leaf: ± few; blade 2–6 cm, ± linear to lanceolate or oblong.
Inflorescence: flowers 1 in upper leaf axils; pedicels 1 mm, erect in fruit.
Flower: corolla 5–8 mm, ± = calyx, 2–4 mm diam, funnel-shaped, ± white (blue-white), appendages 0, tube with 5 vertical bands of hairs.
Fruit: nutlet 2.5–3 mm, narrow- ovoid, wrinkled, ± tubercled, ± dull, ± brown, late- dehiscent.
2n=14,28,42. Disturbed areas, open meadows; 100–1500 m. n High Sierra Nevada, San Francisco Bay Area (extirpated), Modoc Plateau;
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