Definition of blue-eyed Mary in English:

blue-eyed Mary


  • A low-growing plant of the borage family that bears bright blue flowers and spreads by means of runners.

    Omphalodes verna, family Boraginaceae

    ‘For visitors, blue-eyed Marys and Virginia bluebells provide a visual delight in the spring.’
    • ‘Virginia bluebells, wild sweet William and blue-eyed Mary are never disappointing.’
    • ‘First they were interspersed in the carpet of blue-eyed Marys and then they formed their own carpet as the terrain sloped up into the highlands.’
    • ‘The wildflower carpet is a spectacular mix of white large-flowered trillium, blue-eyed Marys, bloodroot, hepatica, celandine poppy, dutchman's breeches and squirrel corn.’
    • ‘Native plants include wildflowers like camas, chocolate lilies, lupines, blue-eyed Marys and shooting stars, plus lots of native grasses.’


blue-eyed Mary

/blo͞o īd ˈmerē/ /blu aɪd ˈmɛri/