Heliotropium indicum

Heliotropium indicum

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(Heliotrope, Indian Heliotrope)

FAMILY

Boraginaceae

Species

Heliotropium indicum

Common name(s)

Heliotrope, Indian Heliotrope

Flower colour; life form

Flowers blue to white; erect herb to 50 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Leaves alternate or sometimes sub-opposite, to 15 cm long, 3-10 cm wide, pubescent, margins wavy. Flowers in one-sided curved ‘spikes’; corolla pale blue or white with a yellow throat. Fruit brown, splitting into 4 nutlets.

Heliotropium indicum