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anchusa

(æŋˈkjuːsə)
n
(Plants) any Eurasian plant of the boraginaceous genus Anchusa, having rough hairy stems and leaves and blue flowers. See also alkanet3, bugloss
[C18: from Latin]
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Noun1.anchusa - any of various Old World herbs of the genus Anchusa having one-sided clusters of trumpet-shaped flowersanchusa - any of various Old World herbs of the genus Anchusa having one-sided clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers
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 Anchusa - rough and hairy Old World herbs
alkanet, Anchusa officinalis, bugloss - perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers
Anchusa capensis, cape forget-me-not - anchusa of southern Africa having blue flowers with white throats
Anchusa riparia, cape forget-me-not - anchusa of southern Africa having blue to red-purple flowers
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As the pulmonarias pull out of the As the pulmonarias pull out of the limelight, anchusas, another borage relation, step into it.
Even without one, you can grow perennials such as aquilegias, anchusas and primulas.