|Scientific Name||Buglossoides arvensis (Lithospermum arvense)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||BUAR3|
|Common Name||Corn Gromwell||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||501090|
|Description||Habitat: Different soil types in open, disturbed areas, fields, meadows, grasslands, and roadsides.
Plant: Erect annual, simple or branched, hairy stems up to 28 inches tall.
Leaves: Stem leaves alternate, lanceolate or linear with pointed tips, up to 1-1/2 inches long and 1/4-inch wide; covered with pubescent hairs; margins ciliate.
Inflorescence: Small white funnel-shaped flowers about 1/4-inch across arising from leaf axils and at stem tips; 5 pointed lobes; subtended by long, pointed sepals.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: University of Texas, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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