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liatris

Syllabification: li·a·tris
Pronunciation: /līˈatris
 
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Definition of liatris in English:

noun (plural same)

A plant of a genus that includes the blazing stars of the daisy family.
  • Genus Liatris, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • The same situation may be observed in such herbaceous perennials as anthemis, Asclepias tuberosa, asters, Euphorbia corollata, gaillardia, gypsophila, hemerocallis, liatris, limonium and yucca.
  • Some of the preferred, easy-to-grow nectar plants are: aster, black-eyed Susan, butterfly bush, butterfly weed, cosmos, goldenrod, lantana, lavender, liatris, marigold, purple coneflower, and zinnia.
  • Snow-white peonies come into bloom in May, and pale daylilies, white liatris, and white Japanese anemones take turns through the summer and fall.

Origin

modern Latin, of unknown origin.

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