Floerkea

noun
Floer·​kea | \ ˈflərkēə, ˈflȯr-, ˈfler- \

Definition of Floerkea

: a small genus of aquatic or marsh herbs (family Limnanthaceae) having pinnately divided leaves and small solitary flowers with three sepals and three petals — see false mermaid

History and Etymology for Floerkea

New Latin, after Heinrich G. Floerke †1835 German botanist

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“Floerkea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Floerkea. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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