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Seaside Heliotrope - Heliotropium curassavicum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Glabrous and glaucous, rhizomatous perennial. Stems 10–80 cm, prostrate to ascending. Leaves cauline, oblanceolate to spatulate, short-petiolate, 1–6 cm long, the lowest reduced to scales. Inflorescence a branched, terminal, helicoid spike. Flowers: calyx deeply divided, 3–4 mm long; corolla white, salverform, 5–6 mm long, 5–9 mm across the limb; stamens included; stigma disc-like. Nutlets broadly ovate, 1–3 mm long, smooth; scar ovate in the center of the ventral face (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Temperate N. America to S. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Seaside Heliotrope — Heliotropium curassavicum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from