Lithospermum occidentale, Soft-haird Marbleseed


L. occidentale is of high value to larger bees. When processing the seed, take care as the hairs become like fiber-glass and will stick in your hand!

  • Listing ID: 3873
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-3
  • Stratification: TBD (60 cold moist stratification is a good start)
  • Bloom Time: June-August
  • Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Lithospermum occidentale
  • Common Name: Soft-hair Marbleseed, Western False Gromwell
  • Eco-Region: 251