anchusa

NOUN
  1. any of various Old World herbs of the genus Anchusa having one-sided clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers
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  • It's natural to think of sun-loving plants such as delphiniums, baby blue eyes, anchusa and lithodora when the subject of blue arises, but there are a surprising variety of blue-flowering plants that like the shade. SFGate: Top News Stories
  • Botany had lavished there its most elegant drapery of ferns of all kinds, snap-dragons with their violet mouths and golden pistils, the blue anchusa, the brown lichens, so that the old worn stones seemed mere accessories peeping out at intervals from this fresh growth. The Village Rector
  • [3] Lit. "enamelled or painted with anchusa or alkanet," a plant, the wild bugloss, whose root yields a red dye. The Economist
  • These consist of pieces of root about 5cm in length taken from plants with fleshy roots, such as anchusas, oriental poppies, gypsophilas, verbascums, romneyas, seakale and horse-radish.
  • I like these for the bees, but for a strong, true blue, consider one of the anchusas.
  • Lit. “enamelled or painted with anchusa or alkanet,” a plant, the wild bugloss, whose root yields a red dye. Oeconomicus
  • TAKE ROOT If you are looking to propagate perennials, those with fleshy roots such as anchusa, phlox, verbascum, oriental poppy and acanthus lend themselves to root cuttings. Life and style | guardian.co.uk
  • To the east, separating the lawn from the walk, which is west of the canna beds, is a border of dusty miller next the grass and one row each of blue anchusa and red snapdragon. Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
  • Thus there are certain plants, by no means without ornamental value - moon and ox-eye daisies, anchusas, Japanese anemones, even Michaelmas daisies - which are apt to become a nuisance.
  • South African relatives of viper's bugloss, anchusas bring much needed blue color to summer borders.
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