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waterleaf family

noun
1.
the plant family Hydrophyllaceae, characterized by usually hairy herbaceous plants having lobed, divided, or compound leaves, five-parted blue or white flowers, and capsular fruit, and including baby-blue-eyes, phacelia, and waterleaf.
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  • These plants superficially resemble some of the waterleaf family, but the four lobes of the ovary are conspicuous.

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