Etymology: Onosmodium: named for likeness to genus Onosma which means "smell of a donkey"
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall forb, coarse, roughly hairy throughout; several stems; woody roots
Leaves: many, stalkless, gray-green
Flowers: cream to green, 5-parted, 1/3"-2/3" long, tubular-shaped, hairy outside, lobes 1 1/2 - 2 times as long as wide and with pointed tips, style protruding; inflorescence a helix-shaped, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-July
Fruits: white, smooth nutlet
Habitat: sun; dry; prairies, woods; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native