Heliotropium angiospermum

  • Family name: Boraginaceae
  • Host plant for: none
  • General description: Erect herbaceous annual or short-lived perennial with branched stems, veiny opposite leaves and curved terminal spikes of small white flowers. Easy to culture in full sun to partial shade. Tolerates dry, rocky or sandy soils and salt exposure. Compact growth. Becomes handsome, dense small shrub with regular moisture and fertilizer. Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Type: Annual or short-lived perennial
  • Flower: Curved terminal spikes of small white flowers
  • Bloom time: Year-round
  • Soil type: Dry, sandy or rocky soils
  • Maximum height: 3 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Easy to cultivate. Becomes handsome shrub with regular moisture.
  • Availability in nursery: Not commercially available
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: Coastal uplands, ruderal
  • County: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Sarasota, St. Lucie, Volusia
Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Drought tolerantDrought Tolerant

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