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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lithospermum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lithospermum arvense L.
Habit: 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. Chromosomes: 2n=14,28,42.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, open meadows; Elevation: 100--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNH, SnFrB (extirpated), MP; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, eastern North America; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Homostylous; cleistogamous flowers 0.
Synonyms: Buglossoides arvensis (L.) I.M. Johnst.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lithospermum
Next taxon: Lithospermum californicum
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley 2017. Lithospermum arvense, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=31252, accessed on April 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 26, 2017.