Scheuch·​ze·​ria | \ shȯiktˈsirēə \

Definition of Scheuchzeria

: a monotypic genus (the type of the family Scheuchzeriaceae) of bog herbs that are found throughout the north temperate zone and that have leafy stems with white or greenish racemose flowers, several carpels, and fruits resembling follicles

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History and Etymology for Scheuchzeria

New Latin, from Johann Jakob Scheuchzer †1733 and his brother Johann Scheuchzer †1738 Swiss botanists + New Latin -ia

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“Scheuchzeria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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