star of Texas

Definition of star of Texas

: an annual or biennial composite herb (Xanthium texanum) common in the prairie regions of the southern U.S. and also cultivated that has alternate leaves, yellow flower heads solitary or in pairs, and involucral bracts with a whitish margin

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Texas, southwestern state of the U.S.

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“Star of Texas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/star%20of%20Texas. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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