Lithospermum incisum (Narrow-Leaved Puccoon) - photos and description



Flower petals fringed, and wet on a rainy morning

Flower petals entire (not fringed)




General: Perennials with a decumbent to erect growth habit. Plants strigose.

Flowers: Soft yellow flowers in corymbs, flowers are funnelform, we measured flowers at 2 cm long and 18 mm diameter. Flower petals usually have fringed margins.

Leaves: Leaves are cauline, alternate, linear, sessile. I measured a leaf at 30 mm long and 3 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Flora of Alberta to 50 cm, I measured plants to 14 cm tall.

Habitat: Dry grassland, roadsides.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Above photos were taken May 27th on a grassy roadside, about 70 km east of Regina, SK, and May 28th, prairie hillside, Qu'Appelle Valley, Crooked Lake provincial park, about 150 km east of our home in Regina, SK.