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Heliotropium arborescens

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Heliotrope
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Low drought tolerance

Description:
Annual or perennial herb; leaves alternate, simple; flowers small, 5-parted, blue, purple, or white, on a slender, coiled, stem.
Season:
Summer
Light:
Sun to partial shade
Color:
Blue, purple, white
Height:
18-36 in.
Space:
12 in.
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
Tags:
sun, annual, summer, perennial, blue, purple, poisonous, partial shade, white

NCCES plant id: 82

Heliotropium arborescens Heliotropium arborescens
Heliotropium arborescens Heliotropium arborescens