in some classifications
: a genus of western North American herbs (family Berberidaceae) that have dissected basal leaves and small panicled white flowers with numerous sepals and six petals and are usually included in the genus Epimedium

Word History


New Latin, probably from George Vancouver †1798 English navigator + New Latin -ia

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“Vancouveria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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