Purshia

noun

Pur·​shia
ˈpərshēə,
ˈpu̇r-
: 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.

Word History

Etymology

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 24 May. 2024.

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