To·​fiel·​dia | \ təˈfēldēə \

Definition of Tofieldia

: a genus of perennial herbs (family Liliaceae) growing in cool regions and having linear chiefly basal leaves and small spicate sessile flowers with 6 anthers and 3 styles — see false asphodel

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History and Etymology for Tofieldia

New Latin, from Thomas Tofield †1779 English botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Tofieldia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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