The Heliotrope

The Heliotrope is a fragrant plant allied to puccoon, forget-me-not, and beggar's lice. There are perhaps 100 kinds of heliotrope found mostly in warm countries. The fragrant garden heliotropes have sprung from two species. One is native to India, the other to Peru. The name is from two Greek words meaning "turning to the-sun." Turnsole is the English mame—sol meaning sun. Heliotrope is a recognized perfume, and is also the name of a color between violet and purple.

Heliotrope flowers

Heliotrope plant