Lithospermum

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lithospermum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lithospermum/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

Family

  • Boraginaceae

Glossary

alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
entire
With an unbroken margin.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lithospermum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lithospermum/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

A genus of about fifty species of herbs and sub-shrubs, with a few shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire; calyx five-parted; corolla funnel-shaped or salver-shaped spreading at the mouth into five lobes. The generic name refers to the hard, stone-like seeds. The genus is found in the temperate parts of both hemispheres.

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