rudbeckia

rudbeckia

[ruhd-bek-ee-uh, rood-]
noun
any composite plant of the genus Rudbeckia, having alternate leaves and showy flower heads.

Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin; named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630–1702), Swedish botanist; see -ia

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rudbeckia (rʌdˈbɛkɪə)
 
n
coneflower See also black-eyed Susan any plant of the North American genus Rudbeckia, cultivated for their showy flowers, which have golden-yellow rays and green or black conical centres: family Asteraceae (composites)
 
[C18: New Latin, named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630--1702), Swedish botanist]

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