Definition of Genus Mertensia
1. Noun. A genus of herbs belonging to the family Boraginaceae that grow in temperate regions and have blue or purple flowers shaped like funnels.
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Borage Family, Boraginaceae, Family Boraginaceae
Member holonyms: Mertensia Virginica, Virginia Bluebell, Virginia Cowslip
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mertensia
Literary usage of Genus Mertensia
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1. Ctenophores of the Atlantic Coast of North America by Alfred Goldsborough Mayer (1912)
"The axis of the tentacle is mesodermal as in other ctenophores. Genus MERTENSIA Lesson, 1836. Mertensia, LESSON, 1836, Annals des Sci. Nat., ser. ..."
2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1899)
"165) established the genus Mertensia based on five species of which M. furcata from Jamaica is first named. Since this group is distinct from ..."
3. Historia filicum: An Exposition of the Nature, Number and Organography of by John Smith (1875)
"... and often 1 inch or more in length, constituting the genus Mertensia of Willdenow ; in the second the ..."
4. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.: Horticultural Hall by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1885)
"The genus Mertensia or Lungwort is represented by seven species, all very beautiful plants, with clusters of purple or blue flowers. ..."
5. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"These are not true bluebells, or campanulas, but belong to the genus Mertensia of the Borage family. Plants of this genus are commonly called "smooth ..."