lobelia family


noun

the plant family Lobeliaceae (sometimes considered a subfamily, Lobelioideae, of the Campanulaceae, or bellflower family), typified by usually herbaceous plants having milky sap, simple alternate leaves, irregular two-lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of a capsule or berry, and including the cardinal flower, Indian tobacco, and lobelia.

Nearby words

  1. lobe-finned fish,
  2. lobectomy,
  3. lobed,
  4. lobefin,
  5. lobelia,
  6. lobeliaceous,
  7. lobeline,
  8. lobengula,
  9. lobi,
  10. lobitis

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