|Scientific Name||Heliotropium procumbens (Euploca procumbens)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HEPR3|
|Common Name||Four-spike Heliotrope||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31651|
|Family||Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Dry areas, caliche soils.
Plant: Branched annual, prostrate or decumbent to erect, 4 to 12 inches tall.
Leaves: Hairy, pointed alternate, elliptical or lanceolate stem leaves less than 1 inch long, with short petioles.
Inflorescence: Two or three spikes of many very small (from 1/16 to 1/8-inch across), white, funnel-shaped flowers, with 5 lobes and yellow throats; hairy calyx tube beneath. Up to 40 flowers arranged along one side of the spikes.
Bloom Period: April to November.
References: "Vascular Plants of Williamson County" by A.C. Gibson and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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