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Q.Can You Identify This Ornamental Plant?

Zone Zone 7; Glen Rose Texas, 76043 | glenrosegardener added on September 16, 2021 | Answered

I wanted to see if I can get help with identifying a flowering plant that has appeared in my garden. If has small elongated gray green leaves and small white five petaled flowers. It’s about 8 inches tall and a foot across. It is beautiful and has prospered throughout the heat of summer here in North Central Texas. I live in Glen Rose, Texas, about 45 miles southwest of Fort Worth. My soil is rocky, with limestone-derived weathered clay, and weathered bedrock. I enriched the bed in which this plant is found with compost, garden soil, and decomposed granite.

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Answered on September 16, 2021

This looks like Heliotropium tenellum.

This extension service has a description on the plant that is toxic to humans:


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