Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3037

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA)

Look for it on roadsides, dry disturbed areas, sandy fields, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/ Bluish-white
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed tubular-funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grayish-brown
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Buglossoides arvensis ssp. arvensis   FAMILY Boraginaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Buglossoides arvensis   FAMILY Boraginaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-05-001:
Lithospermum arvense   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Corn Gromwell


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picture of Lithospermum arvense, image of Buglossoides arvensis ssp. arvensis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_liar4_001_lvd

        

picture of Lithospermum arvense, image of Buglossoides arvensis ssp. arvensis

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_b_arvensis_arvensis

April    Iredell County    NC

Plant rough-hairy, leaves linear-lanceolate, 1/8-1/4" wide w only a midvein, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Lithospermum arvense, image of Buglossoides arvensis ssp. arvensis

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_b_arvensis_arvensis2

April    Iredell County    NC

Flowers solitary in the crowded upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.