nemophila

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nemophila

(nəˈmɒfɪlə)
n
(Plants) any of a genus, Nemophila, of low-growing hairy annual plants, esp N. menziesii, grown for its blue or white flowers: family Hydrophyllaceae
[New Latin, from Greek nemos a grove + philein to love]
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Noun1.nemophila - any plant of the genus Nemophilanemophila - any plant of the genus Nemophila  
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Nemophila - genus of ornamental chiefly California herbs: baby blue-eyes
Nemophila maculata, five-spot - California annual having white flowers with a deep purple blotch on each petal
References in classic literature ?
A tiny stream ran down the tiny valley through a tiny meadow that was carpeted knee-high with grass and blue and white nemophila.
Try lupins, galliardias, nemophilas (``baby blue eyes'' - plant with some shade), and low native grasses.