Date Posted: Aug 19, 2016
Pineland heliotrope (Euploca polyphylla) is a perennial wildflower endemic to Florida. It occurs naturally in pine rocklands, wet prairies, coastal thickets and ruderal areas. It typically blooms throughout the year, but in North Florida, it may bloom only in fall. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators, especially small butterflies.
The common name "heliotrope" comes from the Greek helios, or "sun," and trepein, or "to turn." It refers to the belief that the plants turn their flowers toward the sun.
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