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Other Wildflower or HerbHeliotropium europaeum

Common Heliotrope, Potato Weed at Mount Majura

Heliotropium europaeum at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2018

Identification history

Other Wildflower or Herb Heliotropium europaeum 16 Mar 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Other Wildflower or Herb Heliotropium europaeum 16 Mar 2018 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 16 Mar 2018 waltraud

4 comments

waltraud wrote:
   16 Mar 2018
Looks like a member of the Boraginaceae? can probably download close up of flower.
waltraud wrote:
   18 Mar 2018
The ACT 2017 Census of Vascular Plants has the common name as "Common Heliotrope".
Common heliotrope is toxic to animals including humans
Dispersal by contaminated agricultural produce and by stock

Toxicity and other info see:

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pests-diseases-and-weeds/animal-diseases/beef-and-dairy-cows/heliotrope-toxicity-in-sheep-and-cattle

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/155926/heliotrope-common.pdf

http://www.herbiguide.com.au/Descriptions/hg_Common_Heliotrope.htm
   18 Mar 2018
I have made the primary common name Common Heliotrope. Potato weed is the common name given in Plantnet, so I have kept it as the second common name.
waltraud wrote:
   18 Mar 2018
Many thanks Betty. Common names are tricky. I decided to use those given by the 2017 Census for our Mts Majura/Ainslie flora list. It helps me to be consistent...

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Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Mount Majura - 5 Jul 2019
Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Mount Majura - 5 Jul 2019
Solanum triflorum (Three-flowered Nightshade) at Mount Majura - 3 Apr 2019
Lepus capensis (Brown Hare) at Mount Majura - 10 Apr 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Majura - 27 Aug 2016
Calvatia sp. (a puffball ) at Mount Majura - 1 Jul 2016
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Mount Majura - 1 Jul 2016
Calvatia sp. (a puffball ) at Mount Majura - 26 Jun 2016
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2016
Vulpes vulpes (TBC) at Mount Majura - 29 Feb 2016
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Mount Majura - 18 Feb 2016
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Majura - 4 Feb 2016
Euphorbia dallachyana (Mat Spurge, Caustic Weed) at Mount Majura - 28 Jan 2016
Solanum triflorum (Three-flowered Nightshade) at Mount Majura - 28 Jan 2016
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Mount Majura - 10 Dec 2015
Perga sp. (genus) (Steel Blue Sawfly or Spitfire) at Mount Majura - 13 Mar 2015

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  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

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