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Lithospermum multiflorum - Torr.

Common Name Manyflowered Gromwell, Manyflowered stoneseed
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Gravelly soils in Texas, 1800 - 3600 metres, mainly in the juniper and pine belts[155].
Range Western N. America.
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Lithospermum multiflorum Manyflowered Gromwell, Manyflowered stoneseed


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lithospermum multiflorum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

L. arizonicum.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

The seeds have been used for food[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Miscellany

The root has been used as a 'life medicine' by some native North American Indian tribes[257].

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Other Uses

Dye  Miscellany

A purple dye is obtained from the root[155].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a warm sunny position in a moderately fertile well-drained calcareous soil[1, 200]. Grows well in dry soils[200].

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Propagation

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.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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