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FIELD GROMWELL Lithospermum arvense (Boraginaceae) Height to 40cm. Upright, downy perennial that grows in arable fields and on dry, disturbed ground. FLOWERS are 3-4mm across, 5-lobed and white; borne in clusters (May-Aug). FRUITS are warty, brown nutlets. LEAVES are strap-shaped, blunter than those of Common Gromwell, and without prominent side veins. STATUS-Local, mainly in S and E England.
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FIELD GROMWELL Lithospermum arvense (Boraginaceae) Height to 40cm. Upright, downy perennial that grows in arable fields and on dry, disturbed ground. FLOWERS are 3-4mm across, 5-lobed and white; borne in clusters (May-Aug). FRUITS are warty, brown nutlets. LEAVES are strap-shaped, blunter than those of Common Gromwell, and without prominent side veins. STATUS-Local, mainly in S and E England.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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