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Heliotropium amplexicaule

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Creeping heliotrope
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Creeping heliotrope is an unassuming, spreading perennial with clusters of small blue, tubular flowers; tolerates drought and survives neglect

Description:
Annual or perennial herb; leaves alternate, simple; flowers small, 5-parted, blue, purple, or white, on a slender, coiled, stem.
Season:
Summer to fall
Height:
6-12 in.
Flower Color:
Blue
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 8
Propagation:
Division, cuttings
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Moist, well-drained
Regions:
Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
South America
Poison Part:
All parts, used for making herbal teas
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Digestive upset and liver damage
Toxic Principle:
Pyrrolizidine alkaloid
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN
Found in:
Forest or natural areas in wet areas; weedy in disturbed areas; landscape cultivated as herbaceous perennial

NCCES plant id: 724

Heliotropium amplexicaule Heliotropium amplexicaule