Definition of bartsia in English:

bartsia

noun

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

    • ‘Cultivation in combination with growing a competitive crop will limit red bartsia infestations.’
    • ‘P. latifolia (red bartsia, common bartsia) grows to 20 cm and is often reddish, with deeply toothed leaves.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

bartsia

/ˈbärtsēə/