Definition of bartsia in English:


Line breaks: bart|sia
Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːtsɪə


A herbaceous plant of the figwort family, some kinds being partly parasitic on the roots of other plants, especially grasses.
  • Bartsia and related genera, family Scrophulariaceae: several species
More example sentences
  • Cultivation in combination with growing a competitive crop will limit red bartsia infestations.
  • The flora of these habitat mosaics is outstandingly species-rich and includes many rare northern species, such as alpine bartsia Bartsia alpina and bird's eye primrose Primula farinosa.
  • P. latifolia (red bartsia, common bartsia) grows to 20 cm and is often reddish, with deeply toothed leaves.


modern Latin, named after Johann Bartsch (1709–38), Prussian botanist.

Definition of bartsia in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
walk or travel at a leisurely pace