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- n. small woolly perennial herbs having small whitish discoid flowers surrounded by a ring of club-shaped bristles
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I now realized that the trees that I had noticed were to be found only upon the banks of streams and lakes, and that, with the exception of the green these afforded, Mars was entirely covered with a small and hardy pink flower of the antennaria family, which flourishes in a dry and sandy soil.
A species of antennaria in flower was very common along the line of road, and the creeks were timbered with willow and pine.
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