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Common Gromwell

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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.



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Common Name Common Gromwell
Scientific Name Lithospermum officinale
Family Borage family - Boraginaceae
Status Scarce
Interest Level
Species Family Borage Family - Boraginaceae
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

This species is often found in these habitats:

Habitat(s) Relationship
SM: Mixed Scrub Associated