in some classifications
: a small genus of perennial creeping aquatic or marsh herbs (family Umbelliferae) with the leaves obsolete and the petioles altered into hollow cylindrical or subulate septate phyllodia and with small umbels of minute white flowers

Word History


New Latin, from Lilaea, genus of plants belonging to the family Juncaginaceae + -opsis

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“Lilaeopsis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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