mertensia definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of boraginaceous plants of the tribe Borageæ and the subtribe Lithospermeœ, characterized by having bractless or very slightly bracted flower-clusters, an almost naked corolla of bell-funnel shape, and obliquely attached nutlets.
    • a genus of natural herbs from the family Boraginaceae that grow in temperate regions and also have blue or purple plants shaped like funnels

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