Heliotrope

Heliotrope

It is often that we pass along bushes and hedges without paying much attention unless they possess either a striking colour or a heady scent to draw us in.Heliotropium, an annual flowering plant (heliotrope) belonging to the borage family (Boriginaceae) comprising as many as 300 species, is small in stature, but magnificent in both colour and scent (especiallyheliotropium peruvianum with its characteristic bright violet small flowers); which is why butterflies are so fond of it!