Definition of 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mertensia
Literary usage of Mertensia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1917)
"The mother said: "Child, that man knows what they are, but for you they are all poison." (To be continued) A NEW Mertensia BY GEO. E. OSTERHOUT • Mertensia ..."
2. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"Mertensia ciliata polyphylla (Greene) A. Nels. Stem strict, closely and equably ... Mertensia papulosa fusiformis (Greene) A. Nels. Root large and fusiform: ..."
3. Ctenophores of the Atlantic Coast of North America by Alfred Goldsborough Mayer (1912)
"Genus Mertensia Lesson, 1836. Mertensia, LESSON, 1836, Annals des Sci. Nat., ser. 2, tome 5, p. ... The type species is Mertensia ovum of the Arctic Ocean. ..."