Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3318

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in dry to moist woodlands over calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (no basal rosette)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-white
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer
White
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lithospermum latifolium   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lithospermum latifolium   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Gromwell, Broadleaf Gromwell