: a genus of North American herbs (family Haemodoraceae) having leaves both clustered at the base and scattered on the stem and loosely woolly flowers in a compound cyme see redroot

Word History


New Latin, from Greek lachnos, lachnē soft woolly hair + New Latin -anthes; akin to Old Slavic vlasŭ hair; from the woolly flowers

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“Lachnanthes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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