heliophila definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of flowers, of all-natural purchase Cruciferœ, tribe Sisymbryeæ, established by Linnæus and comprising about 40 species of South African natural herbs or shrubs with alternative leaves, racemes of white, red, or blue flowers getting the sepals equal within base, and pendulous or deflexed pods.
    • any of various South African herbs and subshrubs cultivated for long showy racemes of brilliant blue flowers with white-eyes

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