Omphalodes aliena [Boraginaceae]

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Scientific Name Omphalodes aliena USDA PLANTS Symbol OMAL
Common Name Mexican Navelwort, Mexican Navelseed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 31963
Family Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not) SEINet
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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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