Chinese hat plant


Definition of Chinese hat plant

: a straggling evergreen Himalayan shrub (Holmskioldia sanguinea) of the family Verbenaceae sometimes cultivated in the southern U.S.

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History and Etymology for Chinese hat plant

so called from its large spreading calyx

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“Chinese hat plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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