from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a large genus of annual or perennial herbs of the Old World and North America; some are grown for their flowers and some for their attractive evergreen leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of cruciferous plants having narrow entire leaves and yellow or orange flowers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large genus of annual or perennial herbs some grown for their flowers and some for their attractive evergreen leaves; Old World and North America
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Also in bloom or bud shown below are, from left to right, annual dianthus, Sheffield Pink mum, chaenomeles (flowering quince), white phlox subulata, erysimum (wallflower) and the yellow button mum.
One of the favorite pots planted with lithodora, wallflower, erysimum cheiri, and bellis perennis.