from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of perennial, bright-flowered plants, more or less evergreen trailers, of the family Brassicaceæ, sometimes grown for rock-work or edgings. Twelve species are found in Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, and Persia. A. deltoidea (including A. Græca) is commonest in America.
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The blue garden wore full regalia on my visit, a mélange of blue and purple pansies, purply-blue aubrieta gracilis, true blue ladybells, brunnera and sweet Kate spiderwort.