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tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber agave , American aloe , century plant
any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries alocasia , elephant's ear , elephant ear
plant having basal grasslike leaves and a narrow open cluster of starlike yellowish-orange flowers atop a leafless stalk; southwestern United States; only species of Anthericum growing in North America amber lily , Anthericum torreyi
South American fibrous-rooted begonias having prominent basal leaf lobes suggesting angels' wings and racemes of coral-red flowers angel-wing begonia , Begonia cocchinea
accompanies the anterior cerebral artery and empties into the basal vein anterior cerebral vein , vena cerebri anterior
evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant aspidistra , Aspidistra elatio , bar-room plant , cast-iron plant
European herb with aromatic roots and leaves in a basal tuft and showy compound umbels of white to rosy flowers Astrantia major , greater masterwort
any of various perennials of the genus Geum having usually pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers avens
small aquatic plant having tufted awl-shaped leaves in a basal rosette and minute white flowers; circumboreal awlwort , Subularia aquatica
plant of the genus Balsamorhiza having downy leaves in a basal rosette and yellow flowers and long balsam-scented taproots balsamroot
natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation basal body temperature method , basal body temperature method of family planning
slightly succulent perennial with basal leaves and hairy sticky stems each bearing a solitary flower head with narrow pink or lavender rays; coastal bluffs Oregon to southern California beach aster , Erigeron glaucous , seaside daisy
plant of western North America having woody rhizomes and tufts of stiff grasslike basal leaves and spikes of creamy white flowers bear grass , squaw grass , Xerophyllum tenax
yucca of west central United States having a clump of basal grasslike leaves and a central stalk with a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers bear grass , Yucca glauca
yucca of southern United States having a clump of basal grasslike leaves and a central stalk with a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers bear grass , Yucca smalliana
plant having ovate leaves in a basal rosette and white starlike flowers netted with green bog star , Parnassia palustris
mostly Australian herbs having basal or alternate leaves and loosely corymbose flower heads Brachycome , genus Brachycome
succulent plant with mostly basal leaves; stem bears 1 pair of broadly ovate or heart-shaped leaves and a loose raceme of 3-10 white flowers; western North America broad-leaved montia , Montia cordifolia
any of several plants of the genus Brodiaea having basal grasslike leaves and globose flower heads on leafless stems resembling those of genus Allium brodiaea
family of chiefly tropical herbs with basal leaves like bracts and small flowers Burmanniaceae , family Burmanniaceae
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