Heliotropium amplexicaule

Family Boraginaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesBlue Heliotrope, Clasping Heliotrope, Creeping Heliotrope, Heliotrope, Purpletop, Turnsole, Wild Heliotrope, Wild Verbena
SynonymsCochranea anchusaefolia orth. var. Gurke; Cochranea anchusifolia (Poir.) Gurke; Heliotropium anchusaefolium orth. var. Poir.; Heliotropium anchusifolium Poir.; Tournefortia heliotropoides Hook.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)0.6
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC
Exotic range (other)Africa, Europe, North America
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Grasslands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types, Sandy
Decade of introduction1890

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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