Entry from British & World English dictionary
- Genus Lithospermum, family Boraginaceae: several species, in particular the common Eurasian L. officinale.
- Among the other species are broom groundsel, James' catseye, narrow-leaf gromwell, narrow-leaved penstemon, needle and thread, nodding buckwheat, rubber rabbitbrush, and yucca.
- Corn gromwell is an annual with erect, slender, single stems or several stems branched from the base.
- The sturdy, somewhat odiferous false gromwell occurs across most of North Dakota, but may be absent or rare in the extreme southwestern counties.
Middle English: from Old French gromil, probably from a medieval Latin phrase meaning 'crane's millet'.
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