Heliotropium amplexicaule

Heliotropium amplexicaule_C071-11
Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: clasping heliotrope

Heliotropium amplexicaule (clasping heliotrope) is a perennial herb/ (family Boraginaceae) with purple flowers and narrow leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area, south coast and desert ranges of California. It is native to Argentina. It occurs in grasslands. It spreads via seeds and root fragments. The sticky seeds can be dispersed by animals, water and machinery.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

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Other Heliotropium amplexicaule Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.