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Stokes' aster

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noun \ˈstōks-\

Definition of Stokes' aster

  1. :  a perennial composite herb (Stokesia laevis) of the southern United States often grown for its large showy heads of usually blue flowers —called also sto*ke*sia, \stō-ˈkē-zh(ē-)ə, -zē-ə\



Origin and Etymology of stokes' aster

Jonathan Stokes †1831 English botanist


First Known Use: circa 1890


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