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Marcus, Joseph A.
Heliotropium tenellum (Nutt.) Torr.
Pasture heliotrope, White heliotrope
USDA Symbol: HETE3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
AL , AR , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , OK , TN , TX , WV Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Ditches, Ravines, Depressions USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Sandy
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0647
Collected Jun 2, 1992 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0674
Collected Jul 18, 1992 in Bandera County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0250
Collected July 7, 1992 in Kendall County by Kristina CoatesNPSOT 0243
Collected June 13, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1214
Collected 2012-10-20 in Montgomery County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff