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Noun1.Frasera - genus of North American herbs: columbo; includes some species sometimes placed in genus Swertia
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Gentianaceae, gentian family, Gentianaceae - chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals
American columbo, American gentian, columbo, deer's-ear, deer's-ears, pyramid plant - any of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera; widely distributed in warm dry upland areas of California, Oregon, and Washington
Frasera speciosa, green gentian, Swertia speciosa - tall herb with panicles of white flowers flushed with green; northwestern United States; sometimes placed in genus Swertia
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1929; Norden 1984 Vicia Carolina vetch Norden 1984 caroliniana Walter Fagaceae Castanea Chinese Norden 1984 mollissima chestnut Blume Gentianaceae Frasera American Robertson 1929 caroliniensis columbo Walter Hippocastanaceae Aesculus Horse chestnut Robertson 1929 hippocastanum tree L.
Frasera caroliniensis Walter, Lonicera reticulata Raf.
Synchrony and periodicity of flowering in Frasera speciosa (Gentianaceae).