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Sheepweed

Scientific Name
Buglossoides arvensis
Scientific Author
Johnston (1954)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Lamiales: Boraginaceae)
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Carpel or individual fruit segment (mericarp)

Description

Mericarp Colour: Variable - brown/yellow

Mericarp Length: 2 - 4 mm

Mericarp Sculpture: Pappilate, Striate, Tuberculate

Mericarp Shape: Wedge

Sepals linear, 4–6 mm long, becoming much longer in fruit. Corolla 6–7 mm long, white to cream, with hairy ridges running from the stamens to the throat. Mericarps c. 4 mm long, grey.

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
08/11/2011 03:12 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 15:04 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Sheepweed (Buglossoides arvensis) Updated on 1/17/2013 3:04:31 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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