from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of American plants of a single species, A. cirrhosa, the climbing fumitory, a delicate climbing herbaceous biennial, with panicles of drooping flowers. It is a native of the Alleghanies, and is often cultivated.
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- n. one species: climbing fumitory
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Of the tender vines, the nasturtiums and ipomeas and morning-glories are the most common in the North, while the adlumia, balloon vine, passion vine, gourds, and others, are frequently used.
Of such are adlumia, Canterbury bell, lunaria, ipomopsis, oenothera Lamarckiana; and foxglove, valerian, and some other perennials would better be treated as biennials.
The adlumia, or mountain fringe, was a special vine of our own and known by a special name -- virgin's bower.
(were he alive) that destroyed my one adlumia some weeks ago, for the kindly letter of promise and the generous supply of new plants, which have come to me from different quarters.