Heliotropium L.

78 species in Aust. (75 endemic, 3 naturalized); all states and territories except Tas.

Hairy, diffuse perennials up to 50 cm high. Leaves alternate, covered with rough hairs. Flowers sessile in dense bractless cymes. Corolla white or lilac, with a yellow tube. Fruit a globular schizocarp. Stigma almost sessile, with a terminal conical appendage.