Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02772 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Heliotropium curassavicum L.
Infraspecific    var. obovatum DC.
Common name   seaside heliotrope
S. Beatty   s.n.  
   with J. Nielson, C. Stevens
Coll. Date 10 June 1992 
United States
Millard County
Locality about 5 miles NW of Holden.
Habitat Notes sand dune, desert community, high water table, Russian olive trees, abundant grasses. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 7'  55" N, 112° 23'  58" W
Township Range T19S, R5W, Sec. 27  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Heliotropium curassavicum var. obovatum DC.

     Heliotropium spathulatum Rydb.

Common Name(s): seaside heliotrope.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528373, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Heliotropium
                                        Species: Heliotropium curassavicum
                                            Variety: Heliotropium curassavicum var. obovatum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02772s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05589s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11374d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11374s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13544s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02770 Ipomopsis congesta  var. congesta   "ball-headed gilia" same section
02773 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" same section
02771 Veronica anagallis-aquatica      "water speedwell" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Eightmile Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Duggins Creek 
Pioneer Wash (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.5 mi. S   Holden 
Greenwood (Populated Place) Millard County, UT 2.6 mi. E 4777  Holden 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Millard County, UT 4.1 mi. S 4915  The Sink 
Antelope Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 4.4 mi. N 4689  McCornick 
Central Utah Canal (Canal) Millard County, UT 4.7 mi. N 4810  McCornick 
Pioneer Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 4.3 mi. SE   Coffee Peak 
Duggins Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 5.8 mi. NE   Duggins Creek 


Taxon Links for species Heliotropium curassavicum  L.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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