L., Sp. Pl. 187 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Smooth heliotrope.
Annual or perennial, prostrate, glabrous, usually glaucous; leaves narrowly obovate to narrowly elliptic, 1-4 cm long, 0.2-1 cm wide, shortly petiolate, the apex obtuse, the margin not revolute or undulate.
Inflorescence a usually unbranched cyme, circinnate; calyx not accrescent; corolla white to pinkish with the throat yellow, salverform, the tube c. 1.5 mm long, the limb c. 2-2.5 mm diam.; anthers free; style obsolete, the stigma with the stigmatic cone pubescent and c. 0.25 mm long.
Mericarps 4, falling at maturity.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 563.
Grows usually in saline soils.
S.Aust.: LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. All mainland States. Native to South America.
Flowering time: Nov. — April.
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