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A plant of a genus which includes the blazing stars of the daisy family.
- ‘Seeds of most hardy perennials, including butterfly weed, columbine, liatris, and penstemon, require a period of chilling to germinate.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The same situation may be observed in such herbaceous perennials as anthemis, Asclepias tuberosa, asters, Euphorbia corollata, gaillardia, gypsophila, hemerocallis, liatris, limonium and yucca.’
Modern Latin, of unknown origin.
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