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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Heliotropium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Heliotropium convolvulaceum (Nutt.) A. Gray var. californicum (Greene) I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual, taprooted. Stem: ascending to erect, 7--18 cm, canescent. Leaf: 1--4 cm, elliptic to ovate, generally petioled, acute, dense-strigose. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils. Flower: opening late afternoon, closing next morning, +- fragrant; calyx lobes lanceolate, long-tapered, dense-spreading-bristly; corolla 7--10 mm, 8--15+ mm diam, wide-bell-shaped to salverform, papery, white, tube long-exserted, constricted, throat swollen, green-yellow; anthers in throat. Fruit: nutlets 4, long-soft-hairy. Chromosomes: 2n=42.
Ecology: Sandy soils, dunes; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: western Arizona, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Oct Note: Typical var. to Great Plains.
Synonyms: Heliotropium californicum Greene; Euploca convolvulacea subsp. californica (Greene) Abrams
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 convolvulaceum var. californicum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=59910, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.