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- noun A genus of small evergreen subshrubs of North America.
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- noun small evergreen subshrubs of North America
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Last time we looked, Beacon wasn't the anchor of the Autonomous Region of Hudsonia, nor was Bilbao a short train ride away from a world art capital with many other more encyclopedic modern museums and hundreds of galleries where you can see some of the best contemporary art for free.
(_Hudsonia ericoides_), inviting pillows or cushions of which, looking very much alike at a little distance, were scattered freely over the grayish hills.
 In looking over the town history, I was pleased to come upon a note in defense of this lowly plant, on the score not only of its beauty, but of its usefulness in holding the sand in place; but, alas, "all men have not faith," and where the historian wrote _Hudsonia tomentosa_ the antipathetic compositor set up _Hudsonia tormentosa_.
In some parts the two species of poverty-grass (Hudsonia tomentosa and ericoides), which deserve a better name, reign for miles in little hemispherical tufts or islets, like moss, scattered over the waste.
Hudsonia tomentosa, which a woman in the stage told us was called "poverty grass," because it grew where nothing else would.