Taxon  Report   4060    
Heliotropium curassavicum  L.
Chinese parsley,  Heliotrope, Salt heliotrope, Seaside heliotrope
Heliotropium curassavicum
© 2005 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Heliotropium curassavicum
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
Heliotropium curassavicum
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Heliotropium curassavicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Heliotropium curassavicum
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Genus: Heliotropium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Heliotropium curassavicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).