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


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image of Lithospermum latifolium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lila2_001_lvd

        

image of Lithospermum latifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_latifolium_3

March        

Plant lacking basal rosette; lower leaves smaller than upper; lvs acuminate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lithospermum latifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_latifolium_3b

March        

A hairy green calyx with 5 linear-lanceolate teeth, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Lithospermum latifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_latifolium

April        

Stems densely covered with white hairs. Flowers solitary from leaf axils, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Lithospermum latifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_latifolium_11

April        

Upper stem internodes mostly 3-6cm long; leaves mostly >2cm wide, per Weakley's Flora.