Scientific NameBuglossoides arvensis
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This slender erect annual flowers from March to June.
Leaves are linear or lanceolate, 1.5 to 6 cm in length, and 2 to 15 mm wide. The leaves are hairy on both surfaces, and lack petioles. The topmost leaves also tend to be smaller than lower leaves.
When there are several stems, the central one is usually the largest.
Flower Seed Head
Bluish-white flowers grow from the leaf axils of the upper leaves. Flowers are funnel shaped, ranging from 2 to 4 mm in diameter. The flowers are closely packed in the inflorescence, but become more widely spaced as they become fruit.
The seeds are grayish brown, dull, ovoids generally 3mm in length.
An introduced species from Eurasia, this plant can be found growing in sandy fields, roadsides, and waste places.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
Stem Cross Section
round or oval