Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lithospermum latifolium Michx. image
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Family Boraginaceae
Lithospermum latifolium Michx.
American gromwell, broad-leaved gromwell
Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
latifolium: Latin for "wide to broad leaves"
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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 fruit drawing
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

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