Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plant dropwort, Spiræa Filipendula.
- n. A genus of plants of the family Rosaceæ. They are perennial herbs, which have flowers similar to those of Spiræa, but with about 10 pistils ripening into dry. one-seeded, indehiscent fruits. There are about 9 species, natives of the north temperate zone. Some are familiar garden plants, as Filipendula Filipendula (Spiræa Filipendula of Linnæus), the meadow-sweet, and F. Ulmaria, the queen-of-the-meadows, both white-flowered, and F. rubra (Ulmaria rubra of Hill), the queen-of-the-prairie, with pink flowers. See
“Surrounded by the white plumes of meadowsweet, filipendula vulgaris, the blue dots add character to the front garden.”
“Hyparrhenia filipendula and H. dissolute are the most common grass species.”
“Gums, powders, roots, glass phials, branches of filipendula, and rose-petals were scattered about everywhere, and the scents were stifling in spite of the cloud-wreaths from the styrax shrivelling on a brazen tripod in the centre.”
“Opuntia filipendula (Opuntia macrorhiza v. pottsii) *”
“Mr. Jenner Weir was the first to experiment with ten species of small birds in his aviary, and he found that none of them would eat the following smooth-skinned conspicuous caterpillars -- Abraxas grossulariata, Diloba caeruleocephala, Anthrocera filipendula, and”
“The common burnet-moth (Anthrocera filipendula) and the equally conspicuous ragwort-moth (Euchelia jacobeae) have been proved to be distasteful to insect-eating creatures.”
“Mr. A.G. Butler also made experiments with some green lizards (Lacerta viridis), which greedily ate all kinds of food, including flies of many kinds, spiders, bees, butterflies, and green caterpillars; but they would not touch the caterpillar of the gooseberry-moth (Abraxas grossulariata), or the imago of the burnet-moth (Anthrocera filipendula).”
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I spent a few seasons doing gardening work for a former English professor. This is just a list of some of the friends I made in her garden. (Some of these plants spent the winter inside, of course.)
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