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Buglossoides arvensis - (L.)I.M.Johnst.
                 
Common Name Field Gromwell, Corn gromwell
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness 6-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Arable fields, rough ground and open grassy places[17].
Range Central and southern Europe, including Britain, through Asia to the Himalayas.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Buglossoides arvensis Field Gromwell, Corn gromwell


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Buglossoides arvensis Field Gromwell, Corn gromwell
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Physical Characteristics
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Buglossoides arvensis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Aegonychon arvense (L.) Gray; Buglossoides arvensis f. cyanea R.Fern; Lithospermum arvense L; Margar

Habitats
 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
The European Union has granted the refined oil of the seed of Buglossoides arvensis novel food status (a type of food that does not have a significant history of consumption or is produced by a method that has not previously been used for food) and some farmers are growing it.
Medicinal Uses


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Diuretic.

An infusion of the leaves is used as a diuretic[240].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
207189 Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained soil[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination should take place within a few weeks.

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Other Names
USA: Corn Gromwell. Puccoon. Denmark: Ager-stenfr. Poland: Nawrot polny. Italiano: Erba perla minore dei campi. France French name: Grémil des champs. Germany German name: Acker-Steinsame. Brazil Brazilian name: aljofareira. Sweden Swedish name: sminkrot.
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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

This plant may be weedy or invasive. Some evidence in USA: Kentucky. Illinois. Nebraska. Tennessee. Wyoming.
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
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Elizabeth H.
Tanya Jane-Patmore, York UK Sat Aug 12 2006
Hi! A few days ago I was in Uppsala botanic garden in Sweden (with Linneaus links) and they grew this plant there, among the 'colouring' plants. the Swedish common name translates loosely as 'make-up root'. I assumed it has something to do with getting colour out of it. Perhaps Uppsala botanic Garden will know? I don't have any links there. tanya
Elizabeth H.
Dr. Laura Popova Fri Jun 1 2007
I found a note on the usage of this plant. Areshian writes "It was fascinating to find that at that time in the region of Mountainous Karabagh (as well as in other locations in Transcaucasia) women living in remote villages collected field gromwell in its wild habitat in early spring. They processed the roots and extracted from those a beautiful red pigment that was used in folk cosmetics." Areshian, G.E. 1979. Nor nyut’er Hayastani m.t’.a. 3-rd hazaramyaki erkragorcakan tekhnikakan kulturaneri masin. In Arakelian B.N. (ed.), Haykakan SSH-um 1977-1978 t’t’. dashtayin hnagitakan ashkhatank’neri ardyunk’nerin nvirvac zekutsumneri t’ezisner. Yerevan: Publishing House of the Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, 12-14.
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