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blaz·ing star

(blā′zĭng)
n.
1. Any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris in the composite family, having small discoid flower heads grouped in a dense raceme or panicle. Also called gayfeather.
2. A rhizomatous dioecious herb (Chamaelirium luteum) having long racemes of small white flowers. Also called devil's bit, fairywand.
3. A biennial plant (Mentzelia laevicaulis) of western North America, having large, star-shaped, pale-yellow flowers.

blazing star

n
1. (Plants) a North American liliaceous plant, Chamaelirium luteum, with a long spike of small white flowers
2. (Plants) any plant of the North American genus Liatris, having clusters of small red or purple flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)

blaz′ing star′


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a plant with showy flower clusters.
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Noun1.blazing star - biennial of southwestern United States having white stems and toothed leaves that is grown for its large pale yellow flowers that open in early morningblazing star - biennial of southwestern United States having white stems and toothed leaves that is grown for its large pale yellow flowers that open in early morning
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Mentzelia, Mentzelia - genus of bristly herbs or subshrubs of western America lacking stinging hairs
2.blazing star - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower headsblazing star - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Liatris, Liatris - genus of perennial North American herbs with aromatic usually cormous roots
dotted gayfeather, Liatris punctata - herb with many stems bearing narrow slender wands of crowded rose-lavender flowers; central United States and Canada to Texas and northern Mexico
dense blazing star, Liatris pycnostachya - perennial of southeastern and central United States having very dense spikes of purple flowers; often cultivated for cut flowers