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phlox family

noun
the plant family Polemoniaceae, characterized by herbaceous or sometimes shrubby plants having simple or compound leaves, flowers with a five-lobed corolla, and capsular fruit, and including gilia, Jacob's-ladder, moss pink, and phlox.
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phlox family

noun
a widely distributed family of chiefly herbaceous plants of the order Polemoniales; often have showy flowers [syn: Polemoniaceae
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