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ID this plant, please

Posted by marpa none (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 21, 14 at 22:51

Hi folks
My first time here
This guy grows in CA central valley when it's hot.
It is in a corner where it gets no water to start growing
or to keep growing.
I like it's star flowers and it's tenacity.
Thank you for your help.

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RE: ID this plant, please

If you don't get an answer here, you should post this in the Name That Plant forum here on Gardenweb - the people who hang out there will be able to help you. Good luck!

RE: ID this plant, please

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 8:23

It's a heliotrope, and I think this is the species for's a garden escape.

And yes...Name that plant is where you want to be.

Edit: I went and googled it...Heliotropium amplexicaule

This post was edited by dbarron on Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 8:25

RE: ID this plant, please

Thank you dbarron
Heliotrope to start, then to Wiki,
started the other var., then more pics, and then
I decided that Heliotropium curassavicum aka
salt or alkali heliotrope matches mine a lot closer.
This has only had me wondering for five years.
Thanks again

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