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*Heliotropium indicum Linnaeus. Turnsole, Alacrancillo, India Heliotrope. Phen: Jun-Nov. Hab: Roadsides, woodland borders, swamps, ditches. Dist: Native of South America, now widely naturalized in tropical and subtropical parts of both hemispheres.

Origin/Endemic status: South America

Synonymy: = Ar, Bah, C, F, Fl5, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.2, NcTx, NE, RAB, Tn, Tx, WH3, WV, Al-Shehbaz (1991), Ward & Fantz (1977); = n/a – Tat; = Tiaridium indicum (L.) Lehm. – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 8

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