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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lithospermum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lithospermum incisum Lehm.
Habit: Perennial herb, strigose; caudex woody; red root dye present. Stem: few--several, 1--3 dm, clustered, +- unbranched. Leaf: many; blade 1.5--6 cm, linear to linear-oblong. Inflorescence: cymes many, in upper leaf axils; pedicels 2--5 mm, +- recurved in fruit. Flower: corolla 15--35 mm, 2--3.5 × calyx, 10--20 mm diam, salverform, yellow, tube long, lobe margin jagged, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlet 2.5--3.5 mm, ovoid, acutely tipped, +- pitted, shiny, +- gray. Chromosomes: 2n=24,36.
Ecology: Sandy, rocky slopes, pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1650--1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: se DMtns (Keystone Canyon, New York Mtns, San Bernardino Co.); Distribution Outside California: southern Nevada, to eastern British Columbia, Montana, Great Plains. Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: Homostylous; small green fertile cleistogamous flowers present.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley
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Previous taxon: Lithospermum californicum
Next taxon: Lithospermum ruderale
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley 2016. Lithospermum incisum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31261, accessed on October 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 26, 2016.