nnierembergiaany of various plants of the genus Nierembergia having upturned bell-shaped flowers
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nnierembergiaA genus of creeping or spreading herbs of the order Solanaceæ and the tribe Salpiglossideæ, known by its five exserted stamens attached to the apex of the slender corolla-tube. There are about 20 species, from South America to Texas. They have smooth undivided leaves and solitary pedicels bearing pale- violet or whitish flowers, often with an ornamental border. Various species are in garden cultivation, sometimes called cup-flower. Among them are N. gracilis and N. rivularis, the latter having white flowers with yellow center, used in the decoration of graves.
Nierembergia rivularis, 181. water, 181.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
An achillea, a baptisia and a nierembergia are three of this year's Classic City Award-winning perennials in the Trial Garden at UGA.