OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Heliotropium curassavicum var. curassavicum   FAMILY Heliotropiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heliotropium curassavicum var. curassavicum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-01-001:
Heliotropium curassavicum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Heliotropium curassavicum

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Heliotropium curassavicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Seaside Heliotrope


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image of Heliotropium curassavicum var. curassavicum, Seaside Heliotrope

Keith Bradley    kab_h_curassavicum_03349

May    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

Flowers in secund, helicoid cymes, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Heliotropium curassavicum var. curassavicum   FAMILY Heliotropiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heliotropium curassavicum var. curassavicum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-01-001:
Heliotropium curassavicum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Heliotropium curassavicum

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Heliotropium curassavicum

 

Find by scientific name:

3973

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia, apparently

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare northward

Look for it in edges of brackish and salt marshes, estuarine shores, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White or tinged with blue or purple
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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