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Corispermum pallasii Steven
Pallas bugseeed, Siberian bugseed
Corispermum: (1) Munz says from Greek Coris, "a bedbug," and sperma, "seed" (2) Jepson says I believe correctly from the root cori, "leather or leathery," and sperma, "seed," thus "leathery-seeded"
pallasii: for Peter Simon Pallis, noted German Botanist and Zoologist, who did a great deal of work in Russia for Empress Catharine the Great
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 4"-20" tall forb, branching from the base; stems sparsely covered with hairs, becoming smooth|
|Flower: ||tiny, 5-parted; inflorescence compact and dense, more or less oval clusters|
|Fruit:||brownish, winged obovate-elliptical|
|Leaf:||alternate, stalkless, linear to lance-like|
|Habitat: ||shores, waste places; in sandy, gravelly soil|