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Mertensia  drummondii (Lehm.) A.Gray   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Mertensia  drummondii (Lehm.) A.Gray 
SynonymsLithospermum drummondii Lehm. (basionym)
Territory Subarctic AmericaAlaskaNorthwest Territories
sands
Altitude15-80m
Description basal leaves long petiolate, oblanceolate, stem leaves shortly petiolate, lanceolate, adaxially verrucose, flowers in secund cyme, tube narrow, lobes spreading
Size20-30cm
Colorblue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 1-3 months, 13-16°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyHultén, E. (1968) Flora of Alaska...
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