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Lithodora

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Lithodora is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae, native to southwestern Europe, southern Greece, Turkey and Algeria. They are low-growing, evergreen shrubs and subshrubs, producing 5-lobed blue or white flowers.[1] The Greek lithodora literally means "stone gift", referring to the plant's preferred rocky habitats.[2] The genus Glandora was split from Lithodora in 2008.[3]

Lithodora species are often cultivated as ornamental plants which are especially suited to rock gardens or raised beds.[1]

Species

Currently accepted species include:

References

  1. ^ a b RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1-4053-3296-5.
  2. ^ Coombes, Allen J. (2012). The A to Z of plant names. USA: Timber Press. pp. 312. ISBN 978-1-60469-196-2.
  3. ^ Ferrero, V.; Arroyo, J.; Castro, S.; Navarro, L. (2012). "Unusual heterostyly: Style dimorphism and self-incompatibility are not tightly associated in Lithodora and Glandora (Boraginaceae)". Annals of Botany. 109 (3): 655–665. doi:10.1093/aob/mcr222. PMC 3278292. PMID 21985797.
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Lithodora: Brief Summary

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Lithodora is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae, native to southwestern Europe, southern Greece, Turkey and Algeria. They are low-growing, evergreen shrubs and subshrubs, producing 5-lobed blue or white flowers. The Greek lithodora literally means "stone gift", referring to the plant's preferred rocky habitats. The genus Glandora was split from Lithodora in 2008.

Lithodora species are often cultivated as ornamental plants which are especially suited to rock gardens or raised beds.

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