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The Pineland Heliotrope is endemic to Florida. It is not found in any of the other states in the U.S. There are actually two forms of this plant, one with white flowers and one with yellow flowers. Why they are not two distinct species, I don’t know.
These plants grow in moist wet pinelands, coastal areas near mangrove swamps, wet prairies, and ruderial areas. They bloom all year. How-
The small flowers, either yellow with a golden center or white with a yellow center, grow as a curved spike at the top of the stem. The five-
The images on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.
The range distribution maps for the Pineland Heliotrope are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).