One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for sea lavender
- ‘English statice carries 1- to 2-inch clusters of calyxes, each about 1/2 inch across.’
- ‘English statice calyxes are yellow, white, purple, lavender or pink with tiny white or yellow flowers inside.’
Mid 18th century: from modern Latin statice (former genus name), based on Greek, feminine of statikos ‘causing to stand still’ (with reference to medicinal use of the plant to staunch blood).
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