The sweet-scented heliotrope looked like a mini-morning glory to me at first glance, but a closer look showed this wonderfully scented member of the borage family is also the largest of America's native heliotropes. Like many desert wildflowers, the sweet-scented heliotrope opens in the evening and can be found in all of the southwestern states as well as Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. This one was found in the early evening just after opening up in Utah's Moab Desert.
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- Boraginaceae (Borages and Forget-Me-Nots), White Wildflowers