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Omphalodes aliena A. Gray
USDA Symbol: omal
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape: Cordate
, Ovate Leaf Apex: Apiculate Leaf Base: Cordate Inflorescence: Raceme
, Terminal Size Notes:
stems to about 60 cm in length. (Bibref 293). Fruit:
Mericarps 4, depressed, forming a pyramid, attached to the small carpophore by their inner faces. (Bibref 293). Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
White , Yellow , Blue Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr Bloom Notes: Corolla
rotate, sky-blue or sometimes white, yellow in the throat. (Bibref 293).
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
Trans-Pecos Texas and adjacent Mexico. Native Habitat:
Limestone areas. (Bibref 293).
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium , High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Found on moist soils.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Record Last Modified: 2012-09-18
Research By: JAM