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Heliotropium polyphyllum (Pineland heliotrope)
Cressler, Alan

Heliotropium polyphyllum

Heliotropium polyphyllum Lehm.

Pineland Heliotrope

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Heliotropium horizontale, Heliotropium leavenworthii, Heliotropium polyphyllum var. horizontale


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: To about 6 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers are creamy white with yellow centers.



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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.

Research Literature

Reslit 607 - Vascular Plant Species Diversity on Two Barrier Islands Southwest Florida (1990) Stanley R. Herwitz and Richard P. Wunderlin

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-04-30
Research By: JAM

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