Lithospermum tuberosum Rugel ex DC. - Tuberous Gromwell
Family - Boraginaceae
Basal leaves in-situ.
Close-up of adaxial leaf surface showing pustulate-based hairs.
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Bluff forests, mixed deciduous forests.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This little species can be found scattered mainly in northern and central Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its spatulate leaves, hairy stems, and pale yellow flowers. The leaves of this species have antrorse hairs with pustulate bases. The flowers are found in the axils of leafy bracts along the branches of the inflorescence.
Photographs taken at Bibb County Glades, Bibb County, AL., 5-1-05, and in the Red Hills of Alabama, 3-25-06.