Lithospermum parviflorum

Family (Traditional)Boraginaceae
Species:Lithospermum parviflorum Weakley, Witsell & D. Estes
Common NameEastern Prairie Marbleseed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: NRG; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Nut; Fruit Type: Nutlet; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 6
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Cumberland (KY), Franklin (KY), Lincoln (KY), Todd (KY), Woodford (KY), Knox (TN), Marion (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1976 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0120393 Woodford Kentucky
Lithospermum parviflorum
APSC0021641 Marion Tennessee
Lithospermum parviflorum
APSC0071290 Franklin Kentucky 13 Sep 1986 Max Medley
Lithospermum parviflorum
APSC0056443 Marion Tennessee
Lithospermum parviflorum
APSC0035857 Todd Kentucky 05 Sep 1977 Jerry and Carol Baskin
Lithospermum parviflorum
31234100753902 Todd Kentucky 02 Jul 1976 Raymond Athey
Lithospermum parviflorum
31234100733870 Lincoln Kentucky 28 Aug 1996
Lithospermum parviflorum
31234100753910 Knox Tennessee 21 Jul 1984 H. R. DeSelm
Lithospermum parviflorum
31234100753894 Cumberland Kentucky 08 Jun 2012 Jamil A. Sewell
Lithospermum parviflorum
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