turpentine weed


Definition of turpentine weed 

: any of several North American herbs with an odor resembling that of turpentine: such as

a(1) : prairie dock sense 1

(2) : compass plant sense a

b : a California blue curls (Trichostema laxum) with purple or deep blue flowers

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