Bellardia trixago

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Scrophulariales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Bellardia
Species: trixago
Scientific Name
Bellardia trixago
(L.) All
Common Names

bellardia, Mediterranean lineseed, bellardia

Overview

Appearance
Bellardia trixago is an annual herb that can grow from 6-28 in. (15-70 cm) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are green, opposite, sessile, linear to lanceolate, and 0.6-4 in. (1.5-9 cm) long with dentate to crenate margins.
Flowers
Flowers are 0.3-0.4 in. (0.8-1 cm) long, upper lip is pale purple and lower lip is white. Flowering occurs from March to May.
Fruit
Fruits are ovoid capsules, containing many small, oblong, rigid seeds that can be 0.02-0.04 in. (0.5-1 mm) long
Ecological Threat
Bellardia prefers disturbed areas including grasslands, roadsides, and fields. It is native to the Mediterranean.

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