Heliotropium indicum

Common Names: India Heliotrope, Turnsole

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inflorescence -  the inflorescence of Heliotropium species uncoils after the central flowers, which are the oldest, mature. The flowers are arranged on only one side of the inflorescence.

flowers - the petals are fused into a tube, with widely spreading


fruits 2-lobed -- breaking into 4 one-seeded achene-like mericarps ("nutlets")

immature fruit
habit - this species grows in disturbed areas close to water sources a side view of the uncoiling inflorescence