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bartsia

Syllabification: bart·si·a
Pronunciation: /ˈbärtsēə
 
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Definition of bartsia in English:

noun

A herbaceous plant of the figwort family. Some kinds obtain additional nourishment by attachment to the roots of other plants, especially grasses.
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.

Origin

modern Latin, from the name of Johann Bartsch (1709–38), Prussian botanist.

Words that rhyme with bartsia

bilharzia

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