Vitex

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vitex vī′teks a genus of trees or shrubs of the natural order Verbenaceæ.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

The scrub opens more and more; a beautiful country with Bricklow groves, and a white Vitex in full blossom.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Among the undershrubs are Phyllanthae 2, Apocynea arborescens, Gelonium, Combretum, Strychnos, Vitex, Melastoma.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Lagundi (Vitex trifolia, L.) The botanic characters of this shrub are well known.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
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In news:

Michael Sullivan, president of Vitex Systems, will serve as chair.
The description of Vitex resembling a great big butterfly bush is fairly apt since both plants have a very distinctive flower spike, thrive in full sun, flower throughout the summer and attract numerous butterflies to their sweet nectar.
In Hawaii, pohinihina, Vitex rotundifolia, sometimes known as beach vitex, grows alongside naupaka but it's wreaking havoc elsewhere.
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