Manyflowered Gromwell (Lithospermum multiflorum)

Perennial
L. arizonicum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Manyflowered Gromwell
Lithospermum multiflorum
Boraginaceae

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

  • Medicinal Use

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

  • Edible Use

    The seeds have been used for food[257].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

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