Hydrolea

noun Hy·dro·lea \hīˈdrōlēə\

Definition of Hydrolea

  1. :  a genus of blue-flowered perennial herbs (family Hydrophyllaceae) of warm regions having entire leaves and flowers with two distinct styles and bilocular ovaries and capsules

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Origin and Etymology of hydrolea

New Latin, from hydr- + Latin olea olive; from the watery habitat and the resemblance of the leaves to those of the olive — more at olea


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