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Heliotropium amplexicaule

Blue Heliotrope at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area

Heliotropium amplexicaule at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 5 Feb 2016
Heliotropium amplexicaule at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 5 Feb 2016
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Heliotropium amplexicaule 12 Aug 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 5 Feb 2016 Wandiyali

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Found near an old bee hive site, box gum grassy woodland.

9 comments

   13 Feb 2016
This may be a flowering tobacco plant of the Nicotiana species, which may have been good for honey production.
Wandiyali wrote:
   13 Feb 2016
thanks Michael. It is in a place more likely to be a chance seed, rather than a deliberate planting. All around are native grasses and forbs.
RussellB wrote:
   10 Aug 2016
This will be a Myosotis species (Boraginaceae) - most are introduced but there is a native one too.
Wandiyali wrote:
   11 Aug 2016
Thanks Russell.
   12 Aug 2016
Thanks for the tip Russell - the ID of this one has been nagging me for months. I was blinded by the beauty of its flowers and had been looking through gardening books when I should have had my nose in weed books. As blue heliotrope is related to Paterson's curse (a noted honey producer) I still wonder whether bee keepers may be responsible for the presence of this plant at Chisholm.
Wandiyali wrote:
   26 Oct 2016
Thanks Michael for the useful (as always) information - this photo was taken at Wandiyali, as with all my other sightings. I don't know why the map registers as Chisholm. It is/was a small patch of a few plants, earmarked now for hand weeding.
   26 Oct 2016
Wandiyali I will make you a trusted contributor. If you could then click on the edit button of this record, and use the map option within the location field and click on the right location on the google map, that would be great
Wandiyali wrote:
   26 Oct 2016
thanks Michael, the location has been altered.
   26 Oct 2016
Great I was worried my instructions may have just muddied the waters, if you could change any other out of place records that would be fantastic

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 5 Feb 2016 07:46 AM Recorded on
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