Helichrysum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Helichrysum large genus of mostly African and Australian herbs and shrubs: everlasting flowers; in some classifications includes genus Ozothamnus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Helichrysum (Bot) A genus of composite plants, with shining, commonly white or yellow, or sometimes reddish, radiated involucres, which are often called “everlasting flowers.”
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n helichrysum A large genus of composite plants, of the tribe Inuloideæ, characterized by its commonly yellow flowers, naked receptacle, setose pappus, very conspicuous colored and petaloid involucre, and generally alternate entire leaves. The genus embraces about 270 species of herbaceous or shrubby plants, natives of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australasia. The parts of the flower persist after drying, which has gained for these plants the name of everlasting or immortelles, and they are in common use in funeral wreaths, crosses, etc. Among the commoner species in cultivation are H. lucidum, H. angustifolium, and H. odoratissimum, H. apiculatum affords herbage in the worst deserts of Australia. H. serpyllifolium of South Africa is known as Hottentot's tea, and H. nudifolium, from the same region, is called Kafir-tea.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., the marigold, fr. Gr. a kind of plant

Usage

In literature:

Helichrysum Ayersii, F.M., Fragm.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
Helichrysum Cassianum, Gaudichaud Voyage Freycenet.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
DODONOEA ACEROSA, A. HELICHRYSUM?
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia" by Thomas Mitchell
It should receive the same treatment as Helichrysum.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
XERANTHEMUM, Rhodanthe, Helichrysum, white yellow, purple, and red.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Pteronia spinosa, and Helichrysum vestitum, are hardy shrubs found on the slopes.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
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