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Marcus, Joseph A.
Onosmodium bejariense var. bejariense DC. ex A. DC.
Soft-hair marbleseed, False Gromwell
Synonyms: O. bejariense
USDA Symbol: onbeb
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AR , LA , OK , TX Native Habitat:
Found on sites from New York to Louisiana and New Mexico northwestward to Saskatchewan. Well drained soils in open woodlands or by the roadside. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Conditions Comments: After the plant goes dormant in the winter, pearly white dried fruits are evident. These stay on the dead stems over winter. Propagate from seed in spring or cutting in late summer.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Marbleseed (Onosmodium sp.) propagation and use as groundcover for
October 08, 2007
I am interested in any information, esp. propagation & suitability as a landscape plant, (possible ground cover?) for marble seed. I have found it growing in deep shade on stream banks. It has a 4--...
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Record Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: NPC