|COMMON NAME:||Heliotrope, clasping|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Heliotropium amplexicaule|
|FEATURES:||Low growing perennial dicot herb. Stem stiff, rough, pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate with
stipules normally present at leaf base. Leaves lanceolate with pinnate venation. Inflorescence a
curved cluster 5 to 20 cm in length of small flowers. Inflorescence is apical often with 2 or more
separate inflorescence branches. Flowers five-fused petals, purple with yellow throat.
|DESCRIPTION:||Common plant along roadsides and infrequently mowed areas. Very attractive flowers with
unique curved flower. Can be planted as a ground cover intermixed with low maintenance turf.