OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY Heliotropiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-01-004:
Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY Boraginaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cochranea anchusaefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Clasping Heliotrope


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image of Heliotropium amplexicaule, Clasping Heliotrope

JK Marlow    jkm080517_135

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Flowers in a branched series of 3-4 helicoid false racemes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heliotropium amplexicaule, Clasping Heliotrope

JK Marlow    jkm080517_135b

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Heliotropium amplexicaule, Clasping Heliotrope

JK Marlow    jkm080517_136

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Flowers in secund [one-sided] helicoid [coiled] cymes, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Heliotropium amplexicaule, Clasping Heliotrope

JK Marlow    jkm080517_136b

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Heliotropium amplexicaule, Clasping Heliotrope

JK Marlow    jkm080517_138

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

False racemes elongate at maturity. Stems several, ascending or decumbent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heliotropium amplexicaule, Clasping Heliotrope

JK Marlow    jkm080517_147

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Stem leaves sessile/sub-sessile, oblong-oblanceolate, sordid, tawny-villous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY Heliotropiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 161-01-004:
Heliotropium amplexicaule   FAMILY Boraginaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cochranea anchusaefolia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

657

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America

Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bluish/ Purplish
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform or funnelform corolla
5 stamens, fused to corolla tube
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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