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Onosmodium bejariense (Soft-hair marbleseed)
Brundage, Stephanie

Onosmodium bejariense

Onosmodium bejariense DC. ex A. DC.

Soft-hair Marbleseed

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

8 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Oblanceolate , Ovate
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


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Canada: AB , MB , ON , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry

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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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0042 Collected May 4, 1990 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0576 Collected Mar 29,1990 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Onosmodium bejariense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Onosmodium bejariense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Onosmodium bejariense


Record Modified: 2023-01-24
Research By: DEW

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