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Heliotropium procumbens (Fourspike heliotrope)
Loveless, Brenda K.

Heliotropium procumbens

Heliotropium procumbens Mill.

Fourspike Heliotrope

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


USDA Symbol: HEPR3

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


From the Image Gallery

4 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to ascending, up to about 2 feet long.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , AZ , CA , FL , HI , LA , MD , MS , OK , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1291 Collected 2009-09-18 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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