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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Heliotropium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Heliotropium amplexicaule Vahl
Habit: Perennial herb, not fleshy. Stem: decumbent to ascending, 2--6 dm, short-soft-hairy. Leaf: 4--9 cm, oblong to oblanceolate, short-petioled to subsessile, acute, short-soft-hairy. Inflorescence: spike-like cymes 3--5. Flower: generally fragrant; calyx lobes +- lance-linear, bristly; corolla 4--6 mm, 5--6 mm diam, bell-shaped, purple, throat yellow. Fruit: nutlets 2, irregularly roughened, faintly tubercled. Chromosomes: 2n=26,28.
Ecology: Open sites, fields; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to Argentina. Flowering Time: All year
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Dieter H. Wilken
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Heliotropium amplexicaule, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27903, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.