Species: Heliotropium angiospermum Murray. Common Name: SCORPIONSTAIL. Status: Native, FACU (NWPL). Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium. Common Names: Sore-Bush, Scorpion Tail, Rooster Comb, Cat Tongue, Bright Eye bush. Family: Boraginaceae. Habit: Heliotropium angiospermum grows as. Genus: Heliotropium (hee-lee-oh-TROH-pee-um) (Info). Species: angiospermum (an-jee-oh-SPER-mum) (Info). Synonym: Heliophytum parviflorum. Synonym.

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Without data, Salzmann s. Perennial wildflowers re-grow each season from overwinter root material. You can see where the name’s scorpion part comes from below:. See “Status””Confidence level””Source” for definitions. To return to The Plant List: Cultural requirements for Heliotropium angiospermum in Florida April 10, What are the cultural requirements for Heliotropium angiospermum?

Show these synonyms only. Plants that perform their entire lifecycle within a single growing season. This particular flower head is distinguished not only by its curled scorpioid tip but also by how the flowers arise from just one side of the rachis, generally pointing skyward.

Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. From the Image Gallery Angiospermm for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. It was slow-growing until it was established, then in helioropium 2 years became a spreading bush. Leaves will turn black if exposed to temperatures in the 30’s.


The intended name can then be chosen from any of those lists.

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This inflorescence type, technically referred to as a “scorpioid” raceme, “scorpioid” meaning “scorpionlike” and a raceme being a flower spike whose flowers have no stems, or pedicels. Fern Culhane February 13, at 2: BoraginaceaeBoraginalesvia Flickr The inflorescence and foliage of Heliotropium angiospermum. View this plant in a garden. Heliotropium parviflorum Heliotropium parviflorum Linnaeus, Mant. S1 – Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology making it especially vulnerable in the state.

Chapter 5B, Florida Administrative Code. The spiral or scorpion tail-shape is common to many of the boraginaceae think of forget-me-not flower heads expanding and extending.

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Scorpion-tail Heliotropium angiospermum Murray Heliotropium parviflorum, Schobera angiosperma

I’ll always have this plant in my garden. Just making sure we all understand the same mathematical language: Post heliitropium comment about this plant. The plant is a Florida native. Please click on any button to follow a link to that database.

It is propagated by seeds. I keep it in a pot and move it inside during winter.

Thank you, that was a delightful and educating read. G5 – Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Prune back to keep it from spralling.

GH – Historically known, with the expectation that it might be rediscovered. It is fun to view a distinctive plant part in your photos and try to guess the family before reading further.


Heliophytum foetidum Heliophytum foetidum de Candolle, Prodr. Scorpions-tail is a small perennial shrub that is native to Florida, Texas, and much of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Scorpion Tail or Butterfly Heliotrope, HELIOTROPIUM ANGIOSPERMUM

Resaca Del La Palma. A large group of seedless green plants including the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. The calyx has 5 unfused green petals. Schobera angiosperma Murray Scop. Heliotropium oblongifolium Heliotropium oblongifolium M.

Scientists have been puzzling over this phenomenon since at least the 19 th century. Heliotropium angiosoermum, Schobera angiosperma. Growing Conditions Light Requirement: S5 – Demonstrably secure in the state.

For example, matching the full name exactly in a Scientific Name search for Piptochaetium avenacioides may be difficult, but strings of either tium aven or avenaci or m avenac or pipto will all result in very small lists heliotropiun matches.

It gets partial sun at best this time of the year and good water. SX – Apparently extirpated from the state. All roots, stems, and leaves die at the end of the growing season. Images of Heliotropium angiospermum Murray.