Heliotropium indicum, Fam. Boraginaceae
Stout erect annual herb to 0.5m, covered with long white hairs.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Herb|
Simple, alternate-sub opposite simple ovate, 150 x 30-100mm, tapered at both ends, dull dark green above, paler below, unusually wrinkled, stalks 10-110mm long sometimes winged at apex.
Blue, White, Yellow
|Flower description:||White to blue with yellow throat, 3mm across, borne on the outside of a curled spike that straightens and is up to 150mm at maturity.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, deeply 2 lobed, margins of lobes meeting each other below middle of fruit and splitting at maturity into 4 tear-drop shaped ‘seeds’ (nutlets).|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Invades/threats: wet areas, river banks, wetlands, disturbed areas, coastal zones. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|