Latin name: Heliotropium curassavicum L. var. oculatum
  (A. Heller) Tidestr.
  Pronunciation: hee-lee-oh-TROPE-ee-um koor-ass-a-
  VI-kum ok-yoo-LAY-tum

  Common name: Wild heliotrope
  Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
  Habitat: Many plant communities, moist to dry saline
  to alkaline soils below 7000' throughout California
  
Blooming period: March to October
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Heliotropium
  2) curassavicum 3) oculatum
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