Trichostema

noun
Trich·​o·​ste·​ma | \ ˌtrikəˈstēmə, trə̇ˈkästəmə \

Definition of Trichostema

: a genus of North American herbs or undershrubs (family Labiatae) having axillary whorls of small blue flowers with four exserted stamens and a deeply lobed ovary — see black sage, blue curls

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History and Etymology for Trichostema

New Latin, from trich- + Greek stēma stamen, from stēmōn thread

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“Trichostema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trichostema. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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