- 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).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.