Townsendia

noun
Town·​sen·​dia | \ tau̇nˈzendēə \

Definition of Townsendia

: a genus of western American mostly low and tufted herbs (family Compositae) with large heads of purple-rayed or white-rayed flowers and achenes that are beset with bristly forked hairs — see easter daisy

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History and Etymology for Townsendia

New Latin, from David Townsend †1858 American botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Townsendia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Townsendia. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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