mertensia

[ mer-ten-see-uh, -shee-uh, -shuh ]
/ mərˈtɛn si ə, -ʃi ə, -ʃə /

noun

any of various plants belonging to the genus Mertensia, of the borage family, including the lungworts and the Virginia cowslip.

Origin of mertensia

< New Latin (1797), after Franz Karl Mertens (died 1831), German botanist; see -ia
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