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Any of various tropical American herbs of the genus Browallia in the nightshade family, cultivated for its blue, violet, or white flowers.

[New Latin Browallia, genus name, after Bishop John Browall (1707-1755), Swedish botanist.]
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any plant of the Browallia genus of South American flowering plants
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Noun1.browallia - any of several herbs of the genus Browallia cultivated for their blue or violet or white flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Browallia - small genus of tropical South American annuals
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A variety of flavonoids have been isolated from species belonging to the Solanaceae family including Browallia grandiflora, Chamaesara chasordida, Nicotiana tabacum, Petunia urfina, and Salpiglossis sinuata (WOLLENWEBER & DORR, 1995).
Have you considered lifting, potting and moving ageratum, browallia, lobelia or marigold (only the French or Mexican please) indoors to extend their bloom for some weeks or months.
Other nectariferous flowers less extremly monosymmetric than Schizanthus are, e.g., Browallia, Brunfelsia, Nierembergia, Petunia, Reyesia, Salpiglossis, Schwenkia, Solandra, and Triguera.
Una nueva especie del genero Browallia (Solanaceae).
Impatiens, tuberous or wax begonias, coleus, browallia, torenia and caladiums in containers add a bright spot of color to shady glens and are ideal for dry areas where tree roots rob moisture from plants.
Purple-blue to rich purple flowers adorn the shrubby perennial Browallia speciosa.
In partial or full shade, grow browallia, coleus, impatiens, and semper-florens (fibrous) begonias.

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