Omphalodes linifolia

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Omphalodes linifolia
Omphalodes linifolia EnfoqueFlores 2011-4-24 RioMontoro SierraMadrona.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Omphalodes
O. linifolia
Binomial name
Omphalodes linifolia

Omphalodes linifolia, also known as Venus's navelwort, white-flower navelwort and petite bourrache, is an annual species of flowering plant native to Africa and Southwestern Europe,[1] in dry open areas in full sun. The plant is small, growing to 30–40 cm (12–16 in) tall by 15 cm (6 in) wide, with blue-green foliage and tiny white or off-white flowers in Spring and Summer.

The Latin specific epithet linifolia means “with leaves like flax (Linum)”.[2]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Omphalodes linifolia". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Omphalodes linifolia". Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 69. Retrieved 14 April 2018.