cardinal flower

noun

Definition of cardinal flower

: a North American lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) that bears a spike of brilliant red flowers

Examples of cardinal flower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the Rain Garden mix will include such species as blue flag iris, purple coneflower, cardinal flower and New England astor. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 2 Mar. 2022 Ruby-throated hummingbirds usually feed on the nectar of red or orange tubular flowers such as trumpet creeper, cardinal flower, honeysuckle, bee-balm, and jewelweed, according to the Cornell website. BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2021 Lovers of native flowers may already be familiar with some of the selections, including various trillium species, Virginia bluebell, wild ginger, cardinal flower, lobelia, bloodroot, blue and black cohosh, blazing star and Allegheny spurge. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2021 Nearly 1,600 plants, including swamp milkweed, cardinal flower and broadleaf arrowhead, are on the mats. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, 5 Sep. 2020 The entrance to the house is defined by an arched tunnel supporting kiwi vines, cardinal flowers and a hardy passionflower. Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2019 Of special note are the red-blooming, spiky cardinal flowers. Sun-Sentinel.com, 27 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of cardinal flower

1698, in the meaning defined above

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“Cardinal flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardinal%20flower. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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