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Common Name: Yellow Puccoon

Other Names: Narrowleaf Gromwell

Species Name: Lithospermum incisum

Plant Type: Forb

Family Name: Boraginaceae, Borage Family





Plant Facts  
Origin Native
Duration Perennial
Distribution in the U.S. Ontario and Manitoba in the northeast to British Columbia, Utah and Nevada in the west; northern Mexico, New Mexico and Texas in the south
Distribution in Oklahoma Throughout the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics


    • Dark green foliage
    • Leaves oblong and narrow; at base along stem and clustered beneath flowers
    • Stems erect and branching from base


    • Bright yellow to yellow-orange tubular flowers terminating in 5 petals
  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Leaf Type: Simple 
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate 
    • Leaf Shape: Linear to lanceolate
    • Stipules: Absent
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petal Number: 5, fused
    • Flower Color: Pale yellow or yellow-orange
    • Flower Timing: April-June 
    • Fruit Type: Nutlets



Soil Type Clay, loam and sandy soils
Habitat Prairies and open woods
Successional Stage Mid to late


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