Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lithospermum officinale L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botancial Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Boraginaceae
Lithospermum officinale L.
common gromwell, European gromwell
Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
officinale: Latin generally meaning "of the shops" or "sold in the marketplace" or "official"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 3' tall forb, usually with many branches
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4" long or less, funnel-shaped; solitary from the crowded, upper leaf axils; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:nutlets egg-shaped, white to light brown, shiny, either smooth or with some pits fruit drawing
Leaf:mostly stalkless or with very short stalks, lance-like, 1/4"-2/3" wide with 2-3 prominent veins on each side
Habitat: disturbed areas
(Glossary)

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