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Common Gromwell

Although found in a variety of habitat types common gromwell is a local plant, not often found although fairly common where it is. It favours calcarous soils and can be seen in scrub, pasture or open woodland anywhere the soil is chalky. It flowers from late May until July.



Common Name Common Gromwell
Scientific Name Lithospermum officinale
Species Group Borage Family Boraginaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Borage family - Boraginaceae
Status Scarce
Flower Colour Group White
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Medium plant with branches of a main stem and small white flowers
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Borage Family Boraginaceae