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Heliotropium europaeum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Boraginaceae
Scientific name  Heliotropium europaeum
Rank  Species

Order  (unplaced)
Genus  Heliotropium
Higher classification  Heliotropium
Heliotropium europaeum, an erect or semi-prostrate branched annual growing 10 to 50 cm tall and produces a well-developed taproot.
Similar  Heliotropium, Boraginaceae, Heliotropium curassavicum, Heliotropium amplexicaule, Heliotropium arborescens

Demo pl ntnet identiplante heliotropium europaeum

Heliotropium europaeum is a species of heliotrope known by the common names European heliotrope and European turn-sole. It is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but it is widely naturalized elsewhere, such as in Australia and North America. It grows as a roadside weed in some places. This is an annual herb growing from a taproot and reaching maximum heights near 40 centimeters. The stem and oval-shaped leaves are covered in soft hairs. The inflorescences are coiled spikes of white flowers with fuzzy or bristly sepals. Each flower is just a few millimeters wide. The fruit is a bumpy nutlet.


Wild Heliotropium europaeum grows on the ground.


Heliotropium europaeum contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids and is poisonous.

Close-up view of Heliotropium europaeum's tiny flowers.
Heliotropium europaeum with its tiny color white flowers.
Flowers of Heliotropium europaeum
Heliotropium europaeum's white flowers


Heliotropium europaeum Wikipedia