, 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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