Genus Buglossoides Moench. - corn-gromwell
Ðîä Buglossoides Moench, Menth. PI. (1794) 418; I. M. Johnston, Journ. Arn. Arb., XXXV (1954) 42; Lithospermum L., Sp. PI.,
ed. 1 (1753) 133 et Gen. PL, ed. 5 (1754) 64 p. p.; Aegonychon S. F. Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. PL, II (1794) 354, p. p.
Buglossoides is a genus consisting of 15 species of annual or perennial herbs, native to Europe and Asia. They grow naturally in habitats ranging from sunny scrub to rocky slopes and woodland areas. These plants are covered in fine bristles or hairs. The stems are upright or sprawling, branched or unbranched, with simple oval to lance-shaped leaves. The small funnel-shaped flowers have flaring lobes and are usually blue or white. Perennial species that are rhizomatous can become invasive and difficult where conditions are suitable.
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