Ep·​i·​me·​di·​um | \ ˌepəˈmēdēəm \

Definition of Epimedium

: a small genus of nearly woody herbs (family Berberidaceae) having pinnately compound leaves and flowers with eight sepals in two whorls and four petals that are mostly transformed into nectaries

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History and Etymology for Epimedium

New Latin, from Latin epimedion, an unknown plant, from Greek epimēdion, from epi- + mēdion, a species of Campanula

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“Epimedium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epimedium. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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