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Many-flowered Stoneseed

Lithospermum multiflorum

Dwarf Four O'Clock, Mirabilis pumila, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed along a roadside in the ponderosa forest of Upper East Verde watershead just below the Mogollon Rim, Gila Co., Arizona, USA. August 2010.

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FLOWERS: Bright yellow tubular flowers in clusters have five rounded lobes.

LEAVES: Leaves are narrow to almost linear. Stiff hairs make them feel a little rough. Margins of the leaves may be curled under.

ANNUAL: An herbaceous plant with stems sometimes reaching a meter in height under favorable conditions.

RANGE: Found in moist ravines and slopes with good soil in ponderosa woodlands. Blooming late spring to fall.

FRUIT: Each of the flowers typically gives rise to four hard nutlets.

UNARMED. No spines.

Boraginaceae -- Forget-Me-Not Family

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