Hydrolea

noun
Hy·​dro·​lea | \ hīˈdrōlēə \

Definition of Hydrolea

: 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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History and Etymology for Hydrolea

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

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“Hydrolea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hydrolea. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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