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Heliotropium anomalum

Heliotropium anomalum Hook. & Arn.

Polynesian Heliotrope, Hinahina, Hinahina Ku Kahakai, Nohonohopuuone, Pohinahina

Boraginaceae (Borage family)


USDA Symbol: HEAN8

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems prostrate, decumbent, sometimes ascending, up to about 3 feet long.
Fruit: 4 nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: White to light purple with yellow centers.


Native Habitat: Sandy coastal habitats.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Heliotropium anomalum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heliotropium anomalum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heliotropium anomalum


Record Modified: 2021-02-24
Research By: CBR

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