wandflower

noun
1. tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
Syn: ↑galax, ↑galaxy, ↑beetleweed, ↑coltsfoot, ↑Galax urceolata
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Galax
2. a showy often-cultivated plant with tawny yellow often purple-spotted flowers
Syn: ↑Sparaxis tricolor
Hypernyms: ↑flower
Member Holonyms: ↑Sparaxis, ↑genus Sparaxis

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: wand + flower
1. : a plant or flower of the genus Sparaxis; especially : a showy often cultivated plant (S. tricolor) with tawny yellow often purple-spotted flowers
2. : galax 2

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wandflower — wand·flow·er (wŏndʹflou ər) n. See galax. * * * …   Universalium

  • Sparaxis tricolor — Taxobox name = Wandflower regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Iridaceae subfamilia = Ixioideae tribus = Ixieae genus = Sparaxis species = S. tricolor binomial = Sparaxis tricolor Sparaxis… …   Wikipedia

  • Galax — Taxobox name = Galax regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Diapensiaceae genus = Galax Sims species = G. urceolata binomial = Galax urceolata binomial authority = (Poir.) Brummit Galax… …   Wikipedia

  • Sparaxis fragrans (Jacq.) Ker Gawl. — Symbol SPFR2 Common Name fragrant wandflower Botanical Family Iridaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Sparaxis fragrans (Jacq.) Ker Gawl. ssp. grandiflora (D. Delar.) Goldbl. — Symbol SPFRG Common Name fragrant wandflower Botanical Family Iridaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Sparaxis Ker Gawl. — Symbol SPARA2 Common Name wandflower Botanical Family Iridaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Sparaxis tricolor (Schneev.) Ker Gawl. — Symbol SPTR Common Name wandflower Botanical Family Iridaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Sparaxis — ID 79584 Symbol Key SPARA2 Common Name wandflower Family Iridaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA Growth Habit N/A Du …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Sparaxis fragrans — ID 79585 Symbol Key SPFR2 Common Name fragrant wandflower Family Iridaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA Growth Habit Forb/herb Duratio …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Sparaxis fragrans ssp. grandiflora — ID 79586 Symbol Key SPFRG Common Name fragrant wandflower Family Iridaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA Growth Habit Forb/herb Duratio …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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