Stokes' aster


variants or less commonly stokesia
: a perennial composite herb (Stokesia laevis) of the southern U.S. often grown for its large showy heads of usually blue flowers

Word History


Jonathan Stokes †1831 English botanist

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Stokes' aster was circa 1890

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“Stokes' aster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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