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Onosmodium virginianum

FALSE GROMWELL

WILD JOB'S TEARS

Florida native

 

The range of this plant extends through the coastal states from Louisiana to Massachusetts, plus Pennsylvania and the DIstrict of Columbia. In Florida, false gromwell can be found in sandhills, pine flatwoods, upland mixed forests and open hammocks throughout most of the panhandle and north Florida and into some counties of central Florida.
A perennial herb having rough stems and growing to nearly a meter tall with alternate, strongly veined entire leaves. The inflorescence is leafy and the individual flowers open gradually, usually blooming from March through May. Onosmodium virginianum can be differentiated from other genera of the borage family by the needle-like styles that extend from the corolla.

 
Onosmodium virginianum is a member of the Boraginaceae - Borage family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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