• WordNet 3.6
    • n rhodanthe Australian annual everlasting having light pink nodding flower heads; sometimes placed in genus Helipterum
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rhodanthe A former genus of Compositæ found in western Australia. The only species is R. Manglesii, of which there are several varieties, differing from each other mainly in the size and color of the flower-heads, which have the dry character of the flowers commonly called “everlastings.” It is an annual, rising from 1 to 1½ feet high, with an erect branching stem, oblong blunt entire stem-clasping leaves of a glaucous green, and flower-heads, varying from deep rose to deep purple, supported on stalks arranged in a corymbose manner. It is now made a section of Helipterum.
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In literature:

XERANTHEMUM, Rhodanthe, Helichrysum, white yellow, purple, and red.
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