Smooth Heliotrope

Smooth Heliotrope.

Common name

Smooth Heliotrope

Scientific Name

Heliotropium curassavicum

Type of plant

Uncategorised

About this weed

Smooth Heliotrope is easily distinguished by its smooth, fleshy, grey-green leaves and small white flowers. There is some doubt as to whether it is a native or introduced. An interesting note about this weed is that material from this plant turns black on drying.

Description

This small, prostrate annual or short-lived perennial grows to about 0.2 m high. It produces small white flowers between May and January.

Impact on Bushland

Not available.

Location

It is scattered widely throughout the State and prefers saline swamps and samphire flats and ephemeral wetlands from Perth to the Kimberley. It can also be found in seepages in agricultural areas, drainage lines and winter wet depressions.

Priority for removal

Unknown:

Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

January, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Flower colour/s

White

Information source

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/6707

Additional information

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/

Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. and Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia, Second Edition, The Weeds Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park, Western Australia.

Smooth Heliotrope images


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Location

Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

(08) 9420 7207 (please leave a message)

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