January - May
bristly annual to 30cm. Leaves oblong, often broadest above
the middle. Flowers white (sometimes bluish to purple), 6-9
mm long in solitary terminal racemes. Tube not much longer
than the calyx. Bristles of the supporting bracts to the
inflorescence, white or pallid (not yellow!). Nutlets,
brown, hard and warted. Cultivated and fallow land, waste
[Note: Meikle (1985)
recognizes two sub-species: Buglossoides arvensis (ssp.
Buglossoides arvensis (ssp.