Definition of winter heliotrope in English:

winter heliotrope


  • A plant of the daisy family, which produces fragrant lilac flowers in winter.

    • ‘Where the rough path to the butterfly meadow leads off from the main loop, look for flowers of the winter heliotrope.’
    • ‘In areas where thick leafy ground cover is needed over damp areas, the rampant winter heliotrope sends up sweet almond scented flowers before the leaves in February.’
    • ‘In winter you have dogwoods, mosses, lichens, fungi and winter heliotrope.’
    • ‘I was interested to read your comment about winter heliotrope being an introduced species.’
    • ‘And elsewhere in the county Asian laurel and winter heliotrope, originally from Africa, are smothering native species.’