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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Heliotropium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Heliotropium europaeum L.
Habit: Annual, taprooted. Stem: ascending to erect, 5--40 cm, puberulent to short-soft-hairy. Leaf: 1.5--5 cm, elliptic to ovate, petioled, obtuse, appressed-short-hairy. Inflorescence: spike-like cymes 2--4. Flower: calyx lobes linear to lanceolate, bristly; corolla 2--4 mm, 3--5 mm diam, salverform, white. Fruit: nutlets 4, irregularly roughened, faintly tubercled. Chromosomes: 2n=24,32.
Ecology: Open, often disturbed sites; Elevation: < 1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c SNF, GV, CCo, SnFrB, MP; Distribution Outside California: eastern United States; native to southern and eastern Europe, northern Africa. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Dieter H. Wilken
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Previous taxon: Heliotropium curassavicum var. oculatum
Next taxon: Hesperochiron
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Heliotropium europaeum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27915, accessed on February 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 28, 2017.