Purshia

noun
Pur·​shia | \ ˈpərshēə, ˈpu̇r- \

Definition of Purshia

: a genus of western American shrubs (family Rosaceae) having small solitary yellow flowers and pubescent achenes and being important browse plants in dry parts of the southwestern U.S.

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History and Etymology for Purshia

New Latin, from Frederick Pursh †1820 German botanist and horticulturist in America + New Latin -ia

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“Purshia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Purshia. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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