: 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

Word History


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 22 Sep. 2023.

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