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Short (15-30 cm.) hairy herb with tiny white flowers.
Rocky meadow in Seih-Sou, the suburban forest of Thessaloniki (Greece).
Synonym: Lithospermum arvense A proprietary version of refined Buglossoides oil (trademark: Ahiflower oil) has been developed horticulturally without genetic modification to have the highest omega-3 stearidonic acid (SDA; c18:4n-3) content from a commercially available plant source (17-21%). A natural product of the metabolism of alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA; c18:3n-3) in mammals, dietary SDA bypasses an inefficient rate limiting step in the elongation and synthesis of ALA to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; c20:5n-3) commonly found in fish and krill oils. A recently concluded human clinical trial showed that refined Buglossoides oil is safe and increases tissue long-chain n-3 fatty acid content significantly more than flax (Linum usitatissimum) seed oil, a common plant-derived dietary oil containing only n-3 ALA. (wikipedia)
Spotted on Apr 3, 2016
Submitted on Apr 10, 2016