Petunia

Petunia

(Science: botany) A genus of solanaceous herbs with funnelform or salver-shaped corollas. Two species are common in cultivation, petunia violacera, with reddish purple flowers, and P. Nyctaginiflora, with white flowers. There are also many hybrid forms with variegated corollas.

Origin: NL, fr. Braz. Petun tobacco.


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