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Onosmodium virginianum (Wild job's-tears)
Cressler, Alan

Onosmodium virginianum

Onosmodium virginianum (L.) A. DC.

Wild Job's-tears, Virginia False Gromwell, Eastern False Gromwell, Virginia Marbleseed

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Onosmodium virginianum var. hirsutum

USDA Symbol: ONVI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

State-listed Endangered species in CT, MD, NJ and NY.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong
Inflorescence: Helicoid Cyme
Size Notes: 1 to 2 feet in height.
Fruit: Dull-white nutlets. May-Oct.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: (Apr-)Jun-Jul(-Sep).


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , PA , RI , SC , VA
Native Distribution: Gulf Coast states and Atlantic Coast states from LA to MA.
Native Habitat: Coastal plain Pinus palustris forests and shell middens on mafic substrates and in barrens cedar glades on limestone substrates and on limestone bluffs in mountainous regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-06-26
Research By: JAM

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