Hi-dro-fll-la'se-e. L. Hydronlnill'um + aceae, fr. Gr.
L. folium, a leaf - i. e., each leaf has a cavity for holding water. Herbs, shrubs, small trees. Distinguished by being hairy, juicy, leaves hairy, toothed, lobed, pinnately compound; flowers regular, scorpioidal, 5's; ovary 1-2-celled, 2 parietal placentas, styles and stigmas 2; ovules 2-many; fruit, capsule, 2-valved; temperate climates; stimulant, astringent.