Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Boraginaceae
(Borage Family)


The Boraginaceae are represented in the Gila National Forest by numerous small herbs. They are usually bristly, with scorpioid cymes. The flowers are symmetrical with fused petals and mature as four nutlets, which may or may not be identical.

Amsinckia tessellata (Yellow Fiddleneck, Devil's Lettuce)
Cryptantha barbigera (Bearded Cat's Eye)
Cryptantha cinerea (Bow-Nut Cryptantha)
Cryptantha crassisepala var. elachantha (Thick Sepal Cat's Eye)
Cryptantha micrantha (Red-Root Cat's-Eye)
Cryptantha pterocarya var. cycloptera (Winged Cat's-Eye)
Hackelia pinetorum var. pinetorum (Livermore Stickseed)
Hackelia ursina var. ursina (Chihuahuan Stickseed)
Lappula occidentalis (Cupseeded Stickseed)
Lithospermum cobrense (Cobre Gromwell)
Lithospermum incisum (Puccoon)
Lithospermum macromeria (Giant Trumpets)
Lithospermum multiflorum (Wayside Gromwell)
Lithospermum viride (Green Gromwell)
Mertensia franciscana (Franciscan Bluebells)
Pectocarya heterocarpa (Chuckwalla Combseed)
Pectocarya platycarpa (Broad Fruit Combseed)
Plagiobothrys arizonicus (Bloodweed)
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