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COMMON GROMWELL Lithospermum officinale (Boraginaceae) Height to 50cm. Upright, downy perennial that grows along woodland margins and in scrub, usually on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 3-4mm across, creamy white and 5-lobed; borne in clusters (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are shiny, white nutlets whose texture resembles glazed china. LEAVES are narrow, unstalked and pointed with strongly marked side veins. STATUS-Locally common in S England and S Wales but scarce or absent elsewhere.
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COMMON GROMWELL Lithospermum officinale (Boraginaceae) Height to 50cm. Upright, downy perennial that grows along woodland margins and in scrub, usually on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 3-4mm across, creamy white and 5-lobed; borne in clusters (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are shiny, white nutlets whose texture resembles glazed china. LEAVES are narrow, unstalked and pointed with strongly marked side veins. STATUS-Locally common in S England and S Wales but scarce or absent elsewhere.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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