Facts About. Indian heliotrope is native to Asia and invasive in parts of the United States. Its distribution just barely includes New England, collections having. Nov 19, H. indicum is common in tropical countries, being a major weed of sugarcane in Indonesia and the Philippines (Holm et al., ) and of maize. Descriptions and articles about the Indian Heliotrope, scientifically known as Heliotropium indicum in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehen .
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Take a photo and post a sighting. Indian heliotrope is native to Asia and invasive in parts of the United States. Heliotropjum distribution just barely includes New England, collections having been made only in Massachusetts. This plant has a phenomenally wide invasive range, being found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world as well as in many temperate areas.
Plants Profile for Heliotropium indicum (Indian heliotrope)
Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally in non-wetlands. Exact status definitions can vary from state to state. For details, please check with your state. Dumps, compost heaps, waste areas. Full Key All other flowering non-woody plants All other herbaceous, flowering dicots Heliotropium indicum.
Habitat Anthropogenic man-made or disturbed habitats. Characteristics Habitat terrestrial New England state Massachusetts Flower petal color blue to purple Leaf type the leaves are simple i.
Bulbils the plant does not appear to have bulbils Bulblets replace flowers there are no bulblets where the flowers are located.
Glands on leaf blade the leaf blades do not have glandular dots or scales Sap the sap is clear and watery Sap color the sap is clear. Lifespan the plant lives only a single year or less Parasitism the plant is not parasitic Plant color the leaves or young stems of the plant are green Plants darken when dry no Spines on plant the plant has no spines.
Bracteole number Apiaceae 0 Bracts in plantain Plantago NA Final leaf segment length compound lvs only 0 mm Final leaf segment length to width ratio compound lvs only 0 Final leaf segment width compound lvs only 0 mm Hairs on underside of leaf the underside of the leaf is fuzzy or hairy Leaf arrangement alternate: Habitat terrestrial New England state Massachusetts Specific habitat man-made or disturbed habitats.
Plant odor the plant does not have much of a smell. Branched tendrils NA Flowering stem cross-section the flowering stem is circular, or with lots of small angles so that it is roughly circular Hairs between stem nodes the hairs on the stem are plain, without glands or branches, and not tangled Hooked hairs on stem between nodes no Leaves on stem there is at least one full leaf above the base of the flowering stem Plant height 30—80 cm Tendril origin NA Tendrils the plant does not have tendrils.
Wetland Heliotopium Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally in non-wetlands. Massachusetts not applicable S-rank: Native to North America? Sometimes Confused With Heliotropium amplexicaule: Synonyms Tiaridium indicum L.