Turns toward the Sun


Latin heliotropium,

from Greek heliotropion,

from helio  (Sun)  and  tropos (turn).


1 : any of a genus (Heliotropium) of herbs or shrubs of the borage family (Boraginaceae). [their flowers orient toward the sun -cf]

2 : bloodstone - a green chalcedony sprinkled with red spots resembling blood -- called also heliotrope

3 : a variable color averaging a moderate to reddish purple

-         Merriam-Webster’s - http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=heliotrope