Taxon  Report   4936    
Lithospermum ruderale  Lehm.
Columbia puccoon,  Western gromwell, Western stoneseed
Lithospermum ruderale
© 2002 Larry Blakely
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Lithospermum ruderale
© 2002 Larry Blakely
Lithospermum ruderale
© 2002 Larry Blakely
Lithospermum ruderale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lithospermum ruderale
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Lithospermum
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lithospermum pilosum
More information about  Lithospermum ruderale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).