Origin of nemophilaModern Latin from Classical Greek nemos, a wooded pasture, origin, originally wooded valley ( from Indo-European base an unverified form nem-, to bend, form a hollow from source namaste) + Modern Latin -phila, suffix indicating attraction toward from L, neuter plural of -philus, -philous
any of a genus (Nemophila) of annual W American plants of the waterleaf family, cultivated for garden ornament
- Whitlavia - W. grandiflora is a beautiful herb about a foot high, allied to the Nemophila, with an abundance of showy bell-shaped blossoms of a rich deep blue.
- In favourable situations and seasons some of the very hardiest, as Silene pendula, Saponaria, Nemophila, Gilia, &c., may be sown in September or October, and transplanted to the beds or borders for very early spring flowering.
- Nemophila insignis: hardy, 6 in., azure blue, with white centre.
- Nemophila maculata: hardy, 6 in., white, with violet spots at the edge.
- Sow half-hardy annuals, as Nemophila, Collinsia, Schizanthus, Rhodanthe, &c., to flower during winter.