Gromwell

Location: Main Campus, Prairie Acre; West Campus
Approximate blooming period: March - July

Field or corn gromwell, Lithospermum arvense

Origin: China, Japan, Korea 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 0 
Height and Form: herbaceous plant about 50 cm tall, 
Foliage and Bark: pubescent stems and leaves 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: small, white funnel-shaped flowers with 5 petals, fruits are small, gray, hard and dense 
Culture: found in meadows 
Cultivars/Varieties: dried and processed to produce a red dye used in cosmestics


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