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Heliotropium curassavicum

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Heliotropium curassavicum

Species Name: Heliotropium curassavicum
Common Name: Salt Heliotrope

Salt heliotrope is a low-growing perennial that is suited to either moist or dry areas. Delicate flowers open yellow-white, then turn purplish-white when pollinated. Spreads by rhizomes, can be invasive.

Plant Family: Boraginaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 in H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 6300'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple- white
Endangered?:
Distribution: Throughout CA
Natural Habitat: Moist to dry saline soils below 6300'

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