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, Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

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

        

image of Heliotropium indicum, Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_indicum_5

August        

image of Heliotropium indicum, Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

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, Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

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, Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

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, Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

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, Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_heliotropium_indicum

September        

image of Heliotropium indicum, Indian Heliotrope, Turnsole

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_indicum_turnsole_

October