Calflora
Taxon  Report   4058    
Heliotropium amplexicaule  Vahl
Clasping heliotrope
Heliotropium amplexicaule
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Heliotropium amplexicaule
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Heliotropium amplexicaule
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Heliotropium amplexicaule, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Heliotropium amplexicaule
© 2018 George Williams
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Heliotropium
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cochranea anchusifolia
PLANTS: Heliotropium anchusifolium
More information about  Heliotropium amplexicaule
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HEAM4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).