Photographer: Merel R. Black
Lithospermum latifolium Michx.
American gromwell, broad-leaved gromwell
Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
latifolium: Latin for "wide to broad leaves"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 16"-32" tall forb|
|Flower: ||yellowish to white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, funnel-shaped, petals lips smooth; solitary from the upper leaf axils; blooms May-June|
|Fruit:||nutlet white, shiny, egg-shaped, smooth or with slight pits |
|Leaf:||stalkless or with very short stalks, oval to oblong, usually 3/4"-1 1/2" wide with 2-3 prominent veins on each side|
|Habitat: ||dry to moist; woods, thickets|