Heliotropium angiospermum

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B 

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Scorpion-tail

Boraginaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:to about 2 ft.
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Phenology:Perennial in southern parts of Florida, treat as an annual further north.
Habitats:Hammocks, disturbed sites

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Use as a tall groundcover or small shrub.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil/Substrate:Sand

Wildlife

butterfly

Nectar plant for Bahamian swallowtail (Heraclides andraemon), cassius blue (Leptotes cassius), Florida white (Appias drusilla), gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus), great southern white (Ascia monuste), gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanilla), Miami blue (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri), queen (Danaus gilippus), rudy daggerwing (Marpesia petreus), Schaus' swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus) and other butterflies. (IRC)