|Scientific Name||Lithospermum ruderale||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LIRU4|
|Common Name||Puccoon, Western Stoneseed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31953|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (6000 to 9700 ft.); open areas in woodlands and sagebrush meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 20 inches tall; one to several hairy, leafy stems.
Leaves: Many crowded stem leaves, linear to lanceolate, 1-1/4 to 3-1/4 inches long; sharply-pointed and hairy; clasping.
Inflorescence: Small pale-yellow to greenish blossoms arising from leaf axils; corolla funnel-shaped, with 5 spreading lobes.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Jepson eFlora.
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