boltonia

boltonia

[bohl-toh-nee-uh]
noun
any of several composite plants of the genus Boltonia, of the U.S., having blue, purple, or white asterlike flower heads.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1788); after James Bolton, 18th-century English botanist; see -ia

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boltonia (bəʊlˈtəʊnɪə)
 
n
any North American plant of the genus Boltonia, having daisy-like flowers with white, violet, or pinkish rays: family Compositae (composites)
 
[C18: New Latin, named after James Bolton, C18 English botanist]

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