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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Heliotropium polyphyllum Lehm.
Pineland heliotrope

Heliotropium polyphyllum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Boraginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Florida and the northern Bahamas.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys.  Collected in the lower Keys in 1951 by J.D. Dickson III (s.n., FTG) on Big Pine Key.  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and lower Keys (Big Pine Key)

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Heliotropium polyphyllum has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park A Doubtfull Record
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Heliotropium polyphyllum has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland


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Heliotropium polyphyllum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Heliotropium polyphyllum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Heliotropium polyphyllum
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

Heliotropium polyphyllum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Heliotropium polyphyllum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Heliotropium polyphyllum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton