Heliotropium convolvulaceum (Nutt.) A. Gray
Fragrant Heliotrope, Phlox Heliotrope
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
USDA Symbol: HECO5
A hairy, sparsely-leaved plant with one erect, branched stem or many long, sprawling branches, the fragrant, white, broadly funnel-shaped flowers blooming in small coils along upper parts of stems.
The fragrant flowers, largest of all Heliotropes in the West, open in the cool hours of the evening. The ornamental Common Heliotrope (H. arborescens), comes from Peru.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Southeastern California to southern Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, and western Texas; south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Dunes and other sandy places in deserts and arid grasslands.
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Heliotropium convolvulaceum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heliotropium convolvulaceum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heliotropium convolvulaceum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff