[The Borage Family East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Gromwells and Puccoons East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Lithospermum

Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

Puccoon: Lithospermum ruderale

Corn Gromwell, Field Gromwell: Buglossoides arvensis (Synonym: Lithospermum arvense) - Weedy annuals. Corolla white to bluish-white, the tube 5-8 mm long and the limb 2-4 mm wide.

Columbia Puccoon, Columbian Puccoon, Puccoon, Western Gromwell, Western Stoneseed: Lithospermum ruderale (Synonyms: Lithospermum lanceolatum, Lithospermum pilosum, Lithospermum ruderale var. lanceolatum) - Perennials. Corolla yellow or yellowish-green, the tube from 4-7 mm long and the limb from 8-13 mm wide.

Paul Slichter