velvet-plant

velvet plant

noun
1.
a composite plant, Gynura aurantiaca, native to the Old World tropics, having leaves and stems covered with dense, velvety, purple hairs and often cultivated as a houseplant. Compare purple passion.
2.
the common mullein, Verbascum thapsus.
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velvet plant

noun
1. any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers [syn: mullein
2. Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs 
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