Mertensia

noun
Mer·​ten·​sia | \ (ˌ)mərˈtench(ē)ə, -n(t)sēə \

Definition of Mertensia

: a large genus of herbs (family Boraginaceae) of temperate regions with funnel-shaped blue or purple flowers — see virginia cowslip

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History and Etymology for Mertensia

New Latin, from Franz K Mertens, †1831 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Mertensia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mertensia. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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