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Heliotropium fruticosum

Heliotropium fruticosum L.

Key West Heliotrope

Boraginaceae (Borage family)

Synonym(s): Heliotropium phyllostachyum

USDA Symbol: HEFR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets, 2 or 4.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: White to purple.


USA: AZ , FL , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Dry, sandy or gravelly soils, along streams, grassy slopes and hillsides, valley bottoms.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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