Herb: Manyflowered Gromwell


Latin name: Lithospermum multiflorum


Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)



Medicinal use of Manyflowered Gromwell:

The root has been used as a "life medicine" by some native North American Indian tribes.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Gravelly soils in Texas, 1800 - 3600 metres, mainly in the juniper and pine belts.

Edible parts of Manyflowered Gromwell:

The seeds have been used for food.

Other uses of the herb:

A purple dye is obtained from the root.

Propagation of Manyflowered Gromwell:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings. Division.

Cultivation of the herb:

Gravelly soils in Texas, 1800 - 3600 metres, mainly in the juniper and pine belts.

Known hazards of Lithospermum multiflorum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.