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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History and Etymology for 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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“Antennaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antennaria. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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