from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Malvaceæ, containing about a score of West American annual and perennial herbs. The flowers are mostly destitute of involucels, in color white, purple, or pink, borne in terminal racemes; the leaves are palmately cleft or parted. A few of the hardy perennial species are in cultivation.

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  • n. genus of showy plants of western North America having palmate leaves and variously colored racemose flowers


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