Species: Heliotropium angiospermum Murray. Common Name: SCORPIONSTAIL. Status: Native, FACU (NWPL). Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium. Common Names: Sore-Bush, Scorpion Tail, Rooster Comb, Cat Tongue, Bright Eye bush. Family: Boraginaceae. Habit: Heliotropium angiospermum grows as. Genus: Heliotropium (hee-lee-oh-TROH-pee-um) (Info). Species: angiospermum (an-jee-oh-SPER-mum) (Info). Synonym: Heliophytum parviflorum. Synonym.

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Heliotropium angiospermum

Garden vignettes represent black holes and quarks; a cascade explains the history of the universe. Heliotropium angiospermum is commonly called scorpions-tail, in angios;ermum to the way that its inflorescence curls open. All – Sngiospermum All search will combine the list of counties to exclude with a Boolean And. A voucher specimen is a pressed and thoroughly dried plant sample deposited in a herbarium, and is intended to be a permanent record supporting research purposes.

In the picture, each of those white-topped items along the horizontal rachis is a flower. I had noticed a sulpher butterfly using it as a nectar plant, so I transplanted this plant from another location close to my home in Southwest Florida.

View details of USF Herbarium specimens. Searching using “snake root” will yield no results due to the extra space, but searching “snake” will generate a short list of plants with the word “snake” in the common name. The Fibonacci sequence is composed of a series of numbers in which each number is the angospermum of the previous two: Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family.

There are about genera and 2, species, found mostly in warm or temperate regions. Any correct part of a taxon name can be entered and a choice of the correct one made from the small list of resulting matches. This numeric rank provides the relative rarity for each species based on a scale from 1 very rare to 5 common. Scorpions-tail is a small perennial shrub that is native angiospremum Florida, Texas, and much of Mexico and the Caribbean.


Scientists have been puzzling over this phenomenon since at least the 19 th century. Simon February 13, heliotropiun 1: All – An All search will combine the list of counties to include with a Boolean And.

The more familiar lichens grow slowly as crusty patches, but lichens are found in a variety of forms, such as the tall, plantlike angikspermum moss.

This article explains plant parastichy, or the number of heliotgopium versus counterclockwise spirals found in many plants, and points out that these numbers are almost always two consecutive Fibonacci numbers.

Cultivated occurrences are not mapped. Many perennials may not be mature enough to bloom during its first year.

Thoroughly enjoyed this piece and the comments as well. Anglospermum if you live up North you’ve probably seen plants similar to this one anguospermum this is one of or so species of heliotrope, or turnsole. Good enough for me! A large group of seedless green plants including the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. Only plant populations vouchered by specimens deposited in Index Herbariorum http: GNA – Species for which a rank is not applicable.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – The University of Texas at Austin

The spiral or scorpion tail-shape is common to many of the boraginaceae think of forget-me-not flower heads expanding and extending. Correct spelling is necessary for desired results, but because this function is a string search the full name need not be entered. That being said, the overall shrub is rather straggly and does not bring to mind the order and mathematical precision elicited by the close-up photo of its bloom. Heliotropium angiospermum is distributed from southern Florida and Texas through the American lowlands to Brazil; it’s a common tropical-American weed.


The record derives from WCSP in review data supplied on which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Bryophytes lack the specialized tissues xylem and phloem that circulate water and dissolved nutrients in the vascular plants.

Plants Profile for Heliotropium angiospermum (scorpion’s-tail)

The profile for this plant says that it’s suitable for xeriscaping, but I have not found this to be true, at least not for the individuals I have.

Take a look below:. Fern Culhane February 13, at 2: Boraginaceae Borage Family Genus Species: These ranks carry no legal weight. Synzistachium peruvianum Synzistachium peruvianum Rafinesque, Sylva Tellur.

Stephan February 13, at 5: Heliotropium angiospermum Murray Common Name: Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: If, after following the above advice, then difficulties are still encountered please use the “browse” feature.