Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3457

Forb
Annual

Non-native: tropical America (?)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on roadsides, woodland borders, swamps, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform or funnelform corolla
5 stamens, fused to corolla tube
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Heliotropium indicum   FAMILY Heliotropiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heliotropium indicum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-01-003:
Heliotropium indicum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tiaridium indicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole


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image of Heliotropium indicum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hein_001_lvd

        

image of Heliotropium indicum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_indicum_5

August        

image of Heliotropium indicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_324

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves ovate to elliptic and long-petioled, plant villosulous-hispid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heliotropium indicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_325

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Erect, coarse annual, to 10dm tall, stems loosely branched, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heliotropium indicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_326b

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Inflorescence with 2 ranks of crowded flowers and fruits, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heliotropium indicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_326c

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers in simple, solitary, bractless, elongate, false, helicoid raceme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heliotropium indicum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_heliotropium_indicum

September        

image of Heliotropium indicum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_indicum_turnsole_

October