Lithospermum latifolium Michx.
Family: Boraginaceae
American gromwell, broad-leaved gromwell
Lithospermum latifolium image
Richard Bauer  
Etymology: Lithospermum: from Greek lithos, "stone," and sperma, "seed"
Plants: erect, perennial, 16"-32" tall forb
Leaves: stalkless or with very short stalks, oval to oblong, usually 3/4"-1 1/2" wide with 2-3 prominent veins on each side
Flowers: yellowish to white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, funnel-shaped, petals lips smooth; solitary from the upper leaf axils; blooms May-June
Fruits: nutlet white, shiny, egg-shaped, smooth or with slight pits fruit drawing
Habitat: dry to moist; woods, thickets
Conservation Status: Special Concern