Definition of goldflower

1 : any of several yellow-flowered or predominantly yellow-flowered composite plants: such as
a : either of two European everlastings (Helichrysum stoechas and H. orientale)
b : any of various bristly leaved annual herbs of southern Africa that constitute the genus Gorteria and have solitary or corymbose flower heads with ligulate orange-yellow ray flowers marked with brown
c : a biennial herb (Hymenoxys biennis) of dry uplands of the southwestern U.S. that has yellow flower heads with fertile ray flowers
2 : a shrubby hybrid St.-John's-wort (Hypericum × moserianum) with large golden yellow flowers

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“Goldflower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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