blue curls


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blue·curls

also blue curls  (blo͞o′kûrlz′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Any of several North American plants of the genus Trichostema in the mint family, having clusters of mostly bluish or purplish flowers with long curved stamens.
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Noun1.blue curls - any of several plants of the genus Trichostema having whorls of small blue flowersblue curls - any of several plants of the genus Trichostema having whorls of small blue flowers
genus Trichostema, Trichostema - genus of North American aromatic herbs or subshrubs: blue curls
black sage, California romero, Trichostema lanatum, wooly blue curls - an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico
camphorweed, Trichostema lanceolatum, turpentine camphor weed, vinegarweed - aromatic plant of western United States
bastard pennyroyal, Trichostema dichotomum - aromatic plant of the eastern United States
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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And newcomer Emerald made a dramatic entrance in a wig of bright blue curls.
For others, it's a cluster of natives with endearing names that belie their toughness: fairy duster or pussy toes; woolly blue curls, shooting star, or silktassel; Mexican hat or sugar bush.
Some native plants bring delightful fragrances to the garden; the needlelike foliage of woolly blue curls, for example, smells of freshly cut Douglas fir at Christmastime.
Woolly blue curls, for example, not only kept its green leaves in temperatures as low as 19[degrees]; but also bloomed heavily three months later.