Taxon  Report   4934    
Lithospermum californicum  A. Gray
California gromwell,  California stoneseed, Gromwell
Lithospermum californicum
© 2015 John Doyen
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Lithospermum californicum
© 2015 John Doyen
Lithospermum californicum
© 2014 Sierra Pacific Industries
Lithospermum californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lithospermum californicum
© 2006 Chet Blackburn
Genus: Lithospermum
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland

Habitat: slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lithospermum californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).