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Euploca polyphylla (Lehmann) J.I.M. Melo & Semir. Pineland Heliotrope. Phen: (Feb-) Mar-Jun. Hab: Pine flatwoods, pond margins, shell mounds. Dist: FL; West Indies; n. South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Plants on the west coast of FL have white corollas; those on the east coast have yellow corollas (E.L. Bridges, pers. comm., 2016). Small's Heliotropium horizontale warrants recognition.

Synonymy: = Fl5, K4, Melo & Semir (2009); = Heliotropium polyphyllum Lehm. – Bah, K1, K3, WH3, WI, Al-Shehbaz (1991); > Heliotropium horizontale Small – S; > Heliotropium leavenworthii (A.Gray) Small – S; > Heliotropium polyphyllum Lehm. – S; > Heliotropium polyphyllum Lehm. var. horizontale (Small) R.W.Long – SFla; > Heliotropium polyphyllum Lehm. var. leavenworthii A.Gray – Feuillet & Halse (2016); > Heliotropium polyphyllum Lehm. var. polyphyllum – SFla, Feuillet & Halse (2016)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 8

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