flame nettle


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Noun1.flame nettle - any of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowersflame nettle - any of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue 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 Coleus - genus of Old World tropical plants cultivated for their variegated leaves; various plants sometimes placed in genera Plectranthus or Solenostemon
Coleus amboinicus, Coleus aromaticus, country borage, Plectranthus amboinicus - an aromatic fleshy herb of India and Ceylon to South Africa; sometimes placed in genus Plectranthus
Coleus blumei, Joseph's coat, painted nettle, Solenostemon blumei, Solenostemon scutellarioides - perennial aromatic herb of southeastern Asia having large usually bright-colored or blotched leaves and spikes of blue-violet flowers; sometimes placed in genus Solenostemon
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Plectranthus blumei, the flame nettle, is better known to gardeners as Coleus and has wonderful brightly marked leaves.
Plectranthus blumei, the flame nettle, is better known as Coleus and has wonderful brightly marked leaves.
THE flame nettle can be raised easily from seed or cuttings.