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Heliotropium curassavicum L. var. oculatum (A. Heller) Tidestr.
Habit: Perennial herb, fleshy, occasionally from rhizome-like root. Stem: prostrate to +- ascending, 1--6 dm, glabrous. Leaf: 1--6 cm, generally oblanceolate, short-petioled to subsessile, acute to obtuse, glabrous. Inflorescence: spike-like cymes 2--4. Flower: calyx lobes oblong to narrow-ovate, glabrous; corolla 3--5 mm, 3--5(7) mm diam, salverform to bell-shaped, white, throat generally blue-purple, upper tube +- yellow. Fruit: nutlets 4, smooth. Chromosomes: 2n=26, 28.
Ecology: Moist to dry, saline to alkaline soils, generally near water; Elevation: < 2250 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA (exc KR, NCoRH, c SNH); Distribution Outside California: southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, to western Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Feb--Oct
Synonyms: Heliotropium oculatum A. Heller; Heliotropium spathulatum subsp. oculatum (A. Heller) Ewan
Unabridged Note: Part of worldwide, highly polymorphic sp. complex with many ecological and/or geographical variants. Expanded author citation: Heliotropium curassavicum L. var. oculatum (A. Heller) I.M. Johnst. ex Tidestr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley & Dieter H. Wilken
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Previous taxon: Heliotropium convolvulaceum var. californicum
Next taxon: Heliotropium europaeum
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Heliotropium curassavicum var. oculatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=59914, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.