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salpiglossis

salpiglossis (săl´pəglŏs´əs), any plant of the genus Salpiglossis of the family Solanaceae (nightshade family), herbs native to Chile and widely cultivated elsewhere as garden annuals for their richly variegated, funnel-shaped blossoms in a variety of colors. Painted tongue (S. sinuata) is the most common in gardens. The genus is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Polemoniales, family Solanaceae.

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salpiglossis

salpiglossis herbaceous garden-plant. XIX. modL., irreg. f. Gr. sálpigx trumpet + glôssa tongue; so named from its trumpet-shaped corolla.

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