|Scientific Name||Omphalodes aliena||USDA PLANTS Symbol||OMAL|
|Common Name||Mexican Navelwort, Mexican Navelseed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31963|
|Description|| Habitat: Desert environments; gravelly, rocky limestone slopes and rock fissures.
Plant: Weak, sparsely-branched annual with spreading, decumbent stems; up to 2 feet high, usually much smaller.
Leaves: Alternate from below the stem midpoint on long petioles, ovate with a cordate base, 3/8 to 1-5/8 inches long and almost as wide.
Inflorescence: Slender, widely spaced raceme with small flowers, each about 3/8-inch across with 5 blue petals and yellow throat.
Bloom period: March and April.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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