Photographer: Merel R. Black
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
|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|