basket flower

noun

1
: an annual plant (Centaurea americana) of the southwestern U.S. often cultivated for its purple-rayed flower heads with involucres like baskets
2
: a spider lily (Hymenocallis calathina) having umbels of two to four flowers, each with linear perianth segments

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“Basket flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basket%20flower. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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