Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Field Gromwell

Buglossoides arvensis


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)

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Apr 3, 2016
Submitted on Apr 10, 2016

Related Spottings

Corn gromwell Thick-stalked Gromwell

Nearby Spottings

Little-robin Dwarf Crested Iris Peacock Anemone Broadleaf Glandweed