Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/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 amplexicaule   FAMILY Heliotropiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-01-004:
Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY Boraginaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cochranea anchusaefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Clasping Heliotrope