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Granite Mtn - Tr 308 - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Lithospermum incisum - narrowleaf stoneseed

Synonyms: Batschia linearifolia, L. angustifolium, L. linearifolium, L. mandanense
Other Common Names: narrowleaf stoneseed, fringed gromwell, fringed puccoon, narrowleaf gromwell, narrowleaf pucoon, trumpet stoneseed
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Boraginaceae

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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant - spring
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant - spring
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial   Similar Species: Lithospermum sp.
General Desc: Typically grows low to the ground but may reach a height of 16 inches. Has one to several stems either erect or ascending. Has thick, woody tap root.
Identification notes: Flowers with fringed lobes distinguishes this from other Lithospermum sp.
Height: 16 inches


Habitat Description: Sandy, rocky slopes, pinyon/juniper woodland.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 3500 - 7500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow     Shape: Regular in clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Mar - May
Description: Has a long trumpet shape with 5 united petals to 1-1/4 inch long and 3/4 inch wide. Fringes of petals are wavey and incised which gives this species its name. Flowers in a flat-topped or convex flower cluster (cyme).

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: To 2-1/2 inches long and rolled at the edges.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Gray   
Fruit Type: Nutlet
Fruit Notes: Has 1 to 4, 1/8 to 1/4 inch, pitted and shiny nutlets per flower.

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