Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Bahamas; Barbados; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba;. Facts About. Seaside heliotrope is native to North America but its native range does not include New England, where it is considered non-native and found only . Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Herb Distribution notes: Exotic.
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Estimated range shown in yellow. Plant occurences shown as blue squares. Click on the squares for occurrence records. About Seaside Heliotrope Heliotropium curassavicum Heliotropium curassavicum is a species of heliotrope that is native to much of the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, and can be found on other continents as an introduced species.
It is known by several common names, such as seaside heliotrope, salt heliotrope, monkey tail, quail plant and “Chinese parsley” although this last name is also used for coriander. It thrives in salty soils, such as beach sand and alkali flats, but is highly polymorphic with many ecological and geographical variants. This is a perennial herb which can take the form of a prostrate creeper along the ground to a somewhat erect shrub approaching 0. The stem and foliage are fleshy, with the leaves thick and oval or spade-shaped.
The plentiful inflorescences are curled, coiling double rows of small bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is white with five rounded lobes and a purple or yellow throat. The fruit is a smooth nutlet. Plant Description Plant Type Perennial herb. Flower Color Blue, Lavender, White. Elevation Elevation This field shows the minimum and maximum elevations of locations in which this plant species is found, based on occurrence records of this plant provided by the Consortium of California Herbaria.
Occurrences with accuracy of less than. This data was interpolated to estimate average annual precipitation for the latitude and longitude of each plant occurrence location provided by the Consortium of California Herbaria.
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This heliotropiuk was interpolated to estimate average July-August-September precipitation for the latitude and longitude of each plant occurrence location provided by the Consortium of California Herbaria. Coldest Month Coldest Month Average Temperature This field shows the range of average temperatures for the coldest month of the locations in which this plant species is found.
Hottest Month Hottest Month Average Temperature This field shows the range of average temperatures for the hottest month of the locations in which this plant species is found. This data was interpolated to estimate average July-August-September precipitation for the latitude and longitude of each plant occurrence location provided Consortium of California Herbaria.
This data was interpolated to estimate average July-August-September precipitation for the latitude and longitude of each plant occurrence location provided by Consortium of California Herbaria. Soil Description Grows in many soil types, often in saline or alkaline soils.
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Plants that prefer soils with average moisture in their natural range. Plants that prefer soils with above average moisture in their natural range, such as slope bottoms, canyon or ravine bottoms, north facing slopes or shaded soils with above average moisture retention. Plants that prefer soils that are moist year round.
These are riparian plants tend to grow in or near creeks, seeps, or near rivers or lakes. Once established, these plants should still thrive with little or no additional irrigation in years curaseavicum normal precipitation, as long as they are planted in areas with naturally year-round moist soils. Seaside Heliotrope Heliotropium curassavicum.
Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of HerbariaSunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotosWikimedia Commonsand independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape.