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Onosmodium helleri Small
Heller's marbleseed, Marble-seed
USDA Symbol: onhe
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat: Endemic
to Texas, it is found on the Edwards Plateau and Lampasas Cut Plain. Shade of moist woodlands, stream valleys, or other drainages.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Part Shade Conditions Comments:
The conspicuous white to whitish brown fruit
dries on the plant and has given the plant the common name of Marbleseed. The plant is uncommon to the point of being rare.
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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Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-GV-1
Collected 2009-05-26 in Travi County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-12-13
Research By: NPC