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Heliotropium angiospermum Murr.
USDA Symbol: HEAN5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Scorpion-tail is a member of the borage or forget-me-not family (family Boraginaceae). Borages are generally herbs, often covered with bristly hairs.
There are about 100 genera and 2,000 species, found mostly in warm or temperate regions. Borage species are grown as ornamentals.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: blooms nearly all year
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Nectar Source: yes
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Cultural requirements for Heliotropium angiospermum in Florida
April 10, 2006
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From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
NPSOT - Austin Chapter
- Austin, TXNational Butterfly Center
- Mission, TX
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Record Modified: 2011-09-23
Research By: TWC Staff