Lithospermum virginianum

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Lithospermum virginianum
Onosmodium virginianum Gil.jpg
Photo taken by Gil Nelson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Lamiales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Lithospermum
Species: L. virginianum
Binomial name
Lithospermum virginianum
(L.) A. DC.
ONOS VIRG dist.jpg
Natural range of Lithospermum virginianum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Wild Job's tears, Virginia marbleseed

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Onosmodium virginianum (Linnaeus) A.L.P.P. de Candolle


Lithospermum virginianum is a perennial herbaceous species.




L. virginianum can be found in dry loamy sand, like that which occurs in sandhill and longleaf pine-scrub oak sand ridge communities. [1] It also occurs in disturbed habitat, including roadsides and power line corridors. [1]


Flowering has been observed in April and May. [1]

Fire ecology

This species has been found in habitat that is maintained by frequent fires. [1]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: M. Davis, Robert K. Godfrey, R. Komarek, Rodie White, R. A. Norris, and Loran C. Anderson. States and Counties: Florida: Jackson, Leon, and Wakulla. Georgia: Grady and Thomas.