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- n. Any plant, of the genus Helianthus, having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays; the sunflowers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, including the common sunflower, belonging to the natural order Compositæ, tribe Helianthoideæ, of which it is the type.
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- n. any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
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She did not know that a helianthus was a sunflower until her mother told her so, and she had never seen the dear, blue, bell-shaped flowers that always grow in old-fashioned gardens, and are called Canterbury bells.
She did not know that a helianthus was a sunflower till her mother told her, and she had never seen the dear, blue, bell-shaped flowers that always grow in old-fashioned gardens, and are called Canterbury bells.
Powis Castle artemesia, feverfew, Regina heuchera and helianthus maximillian, not sure about the spelling on that one, and of course the wonderful plaque.
The ground was enamelled with lilies, the helianthus and cineraria flourished, and the deep-green leaves and blue blossom of the lupin contrasted with the prickly stem and scarlet flower of the euphorbia.
On the wetter slopes, fields were laid out like checkerboards, lined with eucalyptus and agave, and those that had been left fallow were thick with cosmos and zinnias, helianthus, bidens, and calceolaria, all yellows and golds and reds.
Red, not very reliably, came from sunflower helianthus; a purplish color was made from Crozophora tinctoria or Heliotropium europaeum.
The last thing Margery thought of, as she went to sleep at night, was the dear, smooth little garden, with its funny footpath, and with the little sticks standing at the ends of the rows, labelled "lettuce," "beets," "helianthus," and so on.
Important September blooming flowers are phlox, Japanese anemones; perennial asters, or Michaelmas daisy, so-called because they are supposed to be at their best on Michaelmas Day, September 29th; helleniums, helianthus, hardy chrysanthemum, pyrethrum uliginosum, boltonia.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
Peonies come up year after year, iris takes care of itself, helianthus or perennial sunflower bobs up each year.
Princes may be jealous of her progress and tyrants read in her rise their own downfall; but the great heart of the people of every land and clime is hers; to her they turn their faces as the helianthus to the rising sun, -- she is their beacon light, their star of hope, guiding them to the glories of a grander day.