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groundsel tree

a composite shrub, Baccharis halimifolia, having dull, gray-green leaves and fruit with tufts of long, white hair, growing in salt marshes of eastern North America.
Also called consumption weed.
Origin of groundsel tree
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here it commonly occurs with groundsel tree to form the salt bush community.
  • Shrubs include wax myrtle, red bay and groundsel tree.
  • Yaupon, wax myrtle, groundsel tree and greenbrier populate the area.

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