cliff rose

noun

Definition of cliff rose 

1 : a thrift (Armeria maritima)

2 : a small evergreen shrub (Cowania stansburiana) of the family Rosaceae common on the desert ranges of the southern U.S. and Mexico, useful as a browse plant, and characterized by briliant golden-yellow flowers followed by clusters of achenes with long feathery tails

called also quinine bush

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