from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of American herbs, of the composite family, tribe Eupatoriaceæ, and subtribe Adenostyleæ, having the scales of the involucre imbricated in several series, the lobes of the corolla short, the bristles of the pappus plumose, the heads middle-sized and panicled, and the leaves alternate.


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  • From the dry bank just at the end of this ledge of rock my nostrils would catch the resinous odor of the creamy-flowered kuhnia and a more subtle aroma from the pearly-blossomed everlasting.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell 1905


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