Antennaria

noun An·ten·nar·ia \ ˌan‧ˌteˈna(a)rēə \

Definition of Antennaria

:a genus of woolly or hoary herbs (family Compositae) that are natives mostly of temperate regions and have small whitish discoid flower heads and a pappus formed of club-shaped bristles — see cat's-foot

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Origin and Etymology of antennaria

New Latin, from Medieval Latin antenna + New Latin -aria; from the resemblance of the pappus of the staminate flowers to the antennae of certain insects


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