Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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...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)

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-01-001:
Heliotropium curassavicum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Heliotropium curassavicum

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Seaside Heliotrope