- any of a genus, Nemophila, of low-growing hairy annual plants, esp N. menziesii, grown for its blue or white flowers: family Hydrophyllaceae
New Latin, from Greek nemos a grove + philein to love
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Examples from the Web for nemophila
I shall have one bed of Nemophila, and another of Virginian Stock.A Year in a Lancashire Garden
Henry Arthur Bright
This is one of the commonest kinds of Nemophila in California and it is a general favorite.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
This genus is closely allied to Nemophila, but differs from it in several points.
This delicate Nemophila haunts wet, springy places among the hills, and is at its best in early spring.
This beautiful Nemophila is a more fragile flower than its sister, the baby-blue-eyes.