windflower

noun
wind·​flow·​er | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce windflower (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web But crocus are, in fact, corms, and winter aconite and Grecian windflower grow from hard, lumpy tubers. Marty Ross, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Miniature Flowering Bulbs That Add a Splash of Welcome Color in Early Spring," 20 Feb. 2021 This weeks-long parade is enlivened by specialty bulbs, which bloom in the following order, loosely: giant snowdrop, bulbous iris, common snowdrop, crocus, scilla, chionodoxa (glory-of-the-snow), windflower and muscari (grape hyacinth). Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Planting bulbs offers a bit of hope for better things to come. Even this year.," 21 Oct. 2020 Their lingering foliage offers a week or so of green respite — and then spring kicks in with effusions of dicentra, uvularias, bloodroot and trilliums, with some Italian windflowers and Virginia bluebells joining the party. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "An unsettlingly warm winter unlocks flowering treasures," 19 Feb. 2020 As these beauties fade, they are succeeded by carpets of the Italian windflower. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "An unsettlingly warm winter unlocks flowering treasures," 19 Feb. 2020 Think carefully about the location of your windflowers before planting. Bob Gathany, AL.com, "2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled," 8 Feb. 2018 The genus name, anemone, is most likely derived from the Greek word for wind, anemos, and is the source of one of the plant’s most colorful common names: windflower. Dave Taft, New York Times, "On Forest Floors, Wood Anemone Provides a Burst of Spring," 26 Apr. 2017

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1551, in the meaning defined above

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“Windflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/windflower. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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