Buglossoides arvensis [Boraginaceae]

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Scientific Name Buglossoides arvensis (Lithospermum arvense) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Corn Gromwell ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
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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