Heliotropium amplexicaule Vahl - Clasping Heliotrope
Family - Boraginaceae
Flowering - April - October.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to tropical America.
Other information - This weedy but attractive species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its sessile leaves, pubescent stems, and blue flowers.
Photographs taken off Auburn-Opelika Rd, Opelika, AL., 10-5-05.