Bellardia trixago (L.) All


Bellardia trixago is an annual herb that can grow from 6-28 in. (15-70 cm) tall.
Leaves are green, opposite, sessile, linear to lanceolate, and 0.6-4 in. (1.5-9 cm) long with dentate to crenate margins.
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.
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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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Scrophulariales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Bellardia
Subject: Bellardia trixago (L.) All

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
Mediterranean lineseed, bellardia


Plants - Forbs/Herbs