Boraginaceae
Lithospermum ruderale

Columbia Puccoon

Erect or spreading stems from large root base. Stems robust, not branched in lower section. Stems and leaves covered with coarse, rough, spreading hairs. Leaves 1–3 in. long, linear to narrowly lance-shaped, crowded especially on upper part of stems. Inflorescence consists of many dense clusters of numerous pale yellow to greenish yellow flowers held in upper leaves. Grows in dry hillsides, open areas, open forests, at low and mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--20 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Disturbed
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Steens, Wallowas, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes