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  Onosmodium bejariense A.DC. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Corey Raimond

Corey Raimond

Corey Raimond

Merel R. Black
Family Boraginaceae
Onosmodium bejariense A.DC.
marble-seed, smooth onosmodium, western false gromwell
Onosmodium: named for likeness to genus Onosma which means "smell of a donkey"
bejariense: from Bejar, earlier name of San Antonio, Texas
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall forb, coarse, roughly hairy throughout; several stems; woody roots
Flower: cream to green, 5-parted, 1/3"-2/3" long, tubular-shaped, hairy outside, lobes 1 1/2 - 2 times as long as wide and with pointed tips, style protruding; inflorescence a helix-shaped, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-July
Fruit:white, smooth nutlet
Leaf:many, stalkless, gray-green
Habitat: sun; dry; prairies, woods; in rocky, sandy soil

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