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Euploca polyphylla

PINELAND HELIOTROPE

Synonym: Heliotropium polyphyllum

Florida native

 

A frequent perennial of pine flatwoods, pond margins and disturbed sites throughout the central and south peninsula and the keys, north in the coastal counties to Flagler County on the east and Taylor County in the Big Bend on the west coast. Also appears in Escambia County. The range includes the Bahama Islands of Eleuthera and New Providence.
The flowers of pineland heliotrope can be yellow or white, appearing predominately yellow in Everglades National Park, and mostly white northward. The five-lobed flowers grow to 5-6.5 mm (3/16 - 1/4 in.) wide on curved spikes, often in two rows. Fruits are four-lobed. The alternate leaves are sessile or short (less than 2 mm) petioled, narrowly elliptic, smooth above and densely pubescent below, to 2 cm (3/4 in.) long and 1 cm (3/8 in.) wide.

 
Euploca polyphylla is a member of the Boraginaceae - Borage family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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