A charming Caucasian perennial about 1 ft. high, with tufts of hairy lance-shaped leaves, and clusters of drooping golden-yellow flowers (fig. 229). Other kinds are albo-roseum, white; bracteosum, white; pyramidale, scarlet; and stellulatum, white or pale yellow. All kinds are propagated by cuttings of the basal shoots inserted in sandy peat in spring, and also by seeds.

Onosma echioides (tauricum).

Fig. 229. - Onosma echioides (tauricum).