Buglossoides arvensis

(Corn Gromwell)


Buglossoides arvensis, Risien Park, San Saba, San Saba Co. 4109


Buglossoides arvensis, Risien Park, San Saba, San Saba Co. 4113

Scientific Name Buglossoides arvensis (Lithospermum arvense) USDA PLANTS Symbol BUAR3
Common Name Corn Gromwell ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 501090
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not) SEINet
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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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