Heliotropium angiospermum Murray
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Synonym(s): Heliotropium parviflorum, Schobera angiosperma
USDA Symbol: HEAN5
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: May be up to about 10 feet tall, usually much shorter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Blooms nearly all year.
DistributionUSA: FL , TX
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Nectar Source: yes
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Naval Air Station Kingsville - Kingsville, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Heliotropium angiospermum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heliotropium angiospermum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heliotropium angiospermum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-05-30
Research By: TWC Staff