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Heliotropium torreyi (Slimleaf heliotrope)
Leander, Bruce

Heliotropium torreyi

Heliotropium torreyi I.M. Johnst.

Slimleaf Heliotrope

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Heliotropium angustifolium


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Flower: Petals 5.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Yellow to almost white.



Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1210 Collected 2008-09-30 in Terrell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-10
Research By: DEW

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