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


Inflorescence is a scorpioid spike








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: Rare, ranked as an S3 (as of 2021) 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.