Downingia

noun

Dow·​nin·​gia
dau̇ˈniŋ(g)ēə
: a small genus of annual dwarf American herbs (family Lobeliaceae) with alternate leaves and showy sessile flowers having an unsplit corolla tube

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Andrew J. Downing †1852 American horticulturist + New Latin -ia

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“Downingia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Downingia. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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