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Heliotropium curassavicum L.

Synonyms

Heliotropium chenopodioides, Heliotropium glaucophyllum, Heliotropium glaucum, Heliotropium lehmannianum, Heliotropium virens

Common names

Ramram, Seaside Heliotrope

Extract from Wikipedia article

Heliotropium curassavicum is a species of heliotrope that is native to much of the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, and can be found on other continents as an introduced species. It is known by several common names, such as Seaside Heliotrope, Salt Heliotrope, Monkey Tail, Quail Plant and "Chinese parsley" (although this last name is also used for coriander. in Latin American Spanish it is known as cola de mico,cola de gama or rabo alacrán, and it is called kīpūkai in Hawaii. It thrives in salty soils, such as beach sand and alkali flats. This is a perennial herb which can take the form of a prostrate creeper along the ground to a somewhat erect shrub approaching 0.5 m (1.6 ft) in height. The stem and foliage are fleshy, with the leaves thick and oval or spade-shaped. The plentiful inflorescences are curled, coiling double rows of small bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is white with five rounded lobes and a purple or yellow throat. The fruit is a smooth nutlet.

LinkSeaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. South-western Qatar, March 29, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkSeaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a village of Al Mashrab in area of Ras Laffan Farms. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkSeaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) on a roadside in a village of Al Mashrab in area of Ras Laffan Farms. Northern Qatar, October 18, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoot of Seaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum) in a village of Al Mashrab in area of Ras Laffan Farms. Northern Qatar, October 18, 2014
Location on mapsMajlis Al Taawon Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkSeaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkProstrate plant of seaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkSeedling of seaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkSeaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) taken from a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkFlowers and seeds of seaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) taken from a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkSeaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkBlooming seaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkPlant of seaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkFlowers of seaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkSeaside heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum, local name ramram) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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