Heliotropium tenellum

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Heliotropium tenellum
Heliotropium tenellum.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Heliotropium
Species: H. tenellum
Binomial name
Heliotropium tenellum
(Nutt.) Torrey

Heliotropium tenellum, the pasture heliotrope,[1] is a species of plant in the heliotrope family. It is native to southeastern and south-central North America, where it is found in limestone glades and rocky prairies.

It is an annual species that produces white flowers in the summer.[2]


  1. ^ "Heliotropium tenellum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Leaf Temperatures of Heliotropium tenellum and Their Ecological Implications". American Midland Naturalist. 100 (8): 488–492. 1978. doi:10.2307/2424854. JSTOR 2424854.