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(Plants) any plant of the hardy N American genus Chelone, grown for its white, rose, or purple flower spikes: family Scrophulariaceae
[New Latin, from Greek chelōnē a tortoise, from a fancied resemblance between a tortoise's head and the shape of the flower]
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Noun1.Chelone - herbaceous perennials: shellflower
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Scrophulariaceae, figwort family, foxglove family, Scrophulariaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
Chelone glabra, shellflower, shell-flower, snakehead, snake-head, turtlehead - showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple
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Chelone, who died last year at 29, had his own Olympic aspirations, and Miller doubled over and cried when asked about his late brother.
He has endured repeated injuries over the last two years, as well as the death of his brother Chelone, aged 29, from a seizure in 2012.
A new genus and species of a blood flukes, Squaroacetabulum solus, from the ventricle of the heart of a marine turtle, Chelone mydas.
The Plastron was already named by THIOLLIERE (1851) as Chelone meyeri, and a new name, Hydropelta, was given by H.
From the Greek myces, fungus, bakterion, little rod, and chelone, turtle.
Ensign Stephanie Chelone, current aircraft intermediate maintenance department IM2 division officer and soon-to-be head of CPI aboard Ike, said the lean process is something Ike's sailors can accomplish every day by lean thinking.
Think Asters, daylilies, chrysanthemums, phlox, primrose (either before flowering or immediately thereafter), Arabis, Campanulas, Cerastum, Chelone, Heliopsis, Ajuga, Lysimachia, Monarda, Physostegia, Valeriana, and almost all the Sedums and Sempervivums.
At the end of January he sat out a World Cup race weekend to spend time playing golf with his brother, Chelone, who in October suffered severe head injuries in a motorcycling accident.
Richard Chelone and Susan Chelone; RSC Dairy; and RSC Dairy LLC.
Testudo cephalo Schneider, 1783; Testudo caouma Lacepede, 1788; Chelone caretta: Brongniart, 1805; Caretta cephalo Merren, 1820; Chelonia caouma: Dumeril & Bibron, 183; Thalassochelys caretta: Bonaparte, 1838; Thalassochelys caouma: Agassiz, 1857; Caretta caretta: Stejneger, 1904; Thalassochelys cephalo: Barbour & Cole, 1906; Caretta caretta caretta: Mertens & Muller, 1928.
The following is a list of both nectar and host plants: Achillea, allium, antirrhinum, aquilegia, armeria, artemesia, ascelepia, boltonia, buddleia, campanula, caryopteris, centranthus, chelone, coreopsis delphinium, dianthus, digitalis, echinacea, erigerion, erynigium, eupatorium, foeniciculum, gaillardia, gaura, helenium, hemerocallis, hypericum, hyssops, inula, leucanthemum, liatris, lobelia, lychnis, lysimachia, malva, monarda, nepeta, origanum, penstemon, perovskia, phlox, physotegia, rudbekia, rue, salix, salvia, sedum, sempervivum, thalictrum, thymus, valeriana, veronica, veronicastrum, humulus, loncera, campsis, loncera, and viola.
Name Origin: From the Greek word chelone (turtle), referring to the corolla that is shaped like a turtle's head.