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Common Name: Manyflowered Gromwell
Lithospermum multiflorum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has edible, medicinal and miscellaneous uses.
Western N. America.
Gravelly soils in Texas, 1800 - 3600 metres, mainly in the juniper and pine belts[
Requires a warm sunny position in a moderately fertile well-drained calcareous soil[
]. Grows well in dry soils[
The seeds have been used for food[
The root has been used as a 'life medicine' by some native North American Indian tribes[
A purple dye is obtained from the root[
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.