OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Lithospermum occidentale   FAMILY Boraginaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Onosmodium molle ssp. occidentale

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Onosmodium occidentale

 

COMMON NAME:
Western Marbleseed


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image of Lithospermum occidentale, Western Marbleseed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_onoc_001_lvd

        

image of Lithospermum occidentale, Western Marbleseed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_occidentale_z

May        

Flowers in a leafy, one-sided coil at branch ends, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Lithospermum occidentale, Western Marbleseed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_occidentale_4

June        

The style extends well past the tip of the flower, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Lithospermum occidentale   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Onosmodium molle ssp. occidentale

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Onosmodium occidentale

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3736

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Habitat: Open woodlands over limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves sessile
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
5-lobed tubular corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescence a leafy helicoid cyme

FRUIT:
Summer
White
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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