Genus Lithospermum L.

L., Sp. PI. ed. 1 (1753) 32; Gen. PI. ed. 5 (1754) 64.


Lithospermum  is a genus of plants belonging to the family Boraginaceae. Herbs or small shrubs, they are widely distributed except in Australasia. Species are known generally as gromwells  or stoneseeds.

    Calyx deeply 5-shared: corolla white, yellow or blue-violet colored, funnel-shaped, with short integument or velvety folds around the opening  of the tube. Walnuts are oval or almost triple; smooth or wrinkle. The flowers have short stems, spiral raceme with leaf surrounded.  

„Флора на България”, част II, Н. Стоянов, Б. Стефанов, Б. Китанов,

Наука и Изкуство, София, (1967)

(“Flora of Bulgaria”, part II, N. Stojanov & Co, Science and Art Publishing House, (1967))


 Lithospermum officinale



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