beetleweed


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bee·tle·weed

 (bēt′l-wēd′)
n.
See galax.
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Noun1.beetleweed - tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Galax - evergreen herbs of southeastern United States
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Galax urceolata (Poiret) Brummitt (common names: beetleweed, wandflower; Diapensiaceae) is an herbaceous perennial endemic to the southern Appalachian Mountains (Baldwin, 1941; Brummitt, 1972; Nesom, 1983; Burton and Husband, 1999; Johnson et al.