Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale (Western False Gromwell) - photos and description

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale
Inflorescence is a scorpioid spike

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

General: Erect, coarse perennial usually with several stems arising from the crown. Stems leafy, and branching at the top. Foliage densely pubescent with appressed and spreading hairs, giving the foliage a greyish-green colouring.

Flowers: Grow in terminal scorpioid spikes. Flowers are tubular, greenish-white, we measured a flower at 15 mm long.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, lanceolate, sessile, leaf measured at 5.5 cm long and 14 mm wide. Leaves prominently veined.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 100 cm, we measured plants to 75 tall.

Habitat: Margins of woods, and hillsides in the parklands.

Abundance: Very rare, ranked as an S2 (as of 2019) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 30th, edge of tree line, hillsides of the Qu'Appelle Valley, about 150 km east of our home in Regina, SK.