- belonging to the Polemoniaceae, the phlox family of plants.
Compare phlox family.
Origin of polemoniaceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Polemoniaceae, a chiefly North American family of plants that includes phlox and Jacob's ladder
C19: from New Latin Polemōnium type genus, from Greek polemōnion a plant, perhaps valerian
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