Heliotropium L. >

Stigmas almost sessile, with a terminal conical appendage. Flowers in compact coiled monochasia Heliotropium
Corolla lilac with a yellow throat. Leaves tapering gradually towards the base and sessile, oblong-lanceolate, 2–8 cm long, mostly less than 10 mm wide. Fruit splitting into 2 articles. Widespread. Weed of cultivation and waste places. Introd. from S. America. Fl. spring–summer. Blue Heliotrope Heliotropium amplexicaule