Heliotropium anomalum

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Heliotropium anomalum
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H. a. var. argenteum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Heliotropium
Species: H. anomalum
Binomial name
Heliotropium anomalum
Hook. & Arn.[1]

Heliotropium anomalum is a species of flowering shrub in the borage family, Boraginaceae, that is native to the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Christmas Island, Saipan, Tinian, Wake Island and New Caledonia.[1] Common names include Polynesian heliotrope, Pacific heliotrope and hinahina kū kahakai (Hawaiian). H. a. var. argenteum is the official flower of the island Kahoʻolawe in Hawaii.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Taxon: Heliotropium anomalum Hook. & Arn.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  2. ^ USDA Plants Profile - Heliotropium anomalum Hook. & Arn. var. argenteum A. Gray Polynesian heliotrope
  3. ^ "Kaho'olawe Island Lei Material". Hawaii Symbols. State Symbols USA. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 

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