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Any of various herbaceous, root-parasitizing plants of the genus Agalinis, native to temperate regions of the Western Hemisphere, having large pink, purple, or white flowers with yellow markings in some species.

[New Latin Gerardia, former genus name, after John Gerard (1545-1612), English botanist.]


(Plants) any plant of the genus Gerardia
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Noun1.gerardia - any plant of the genus Gerardiagerardia - any plant of the genus Gerardia  
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Gerardia - genus of annual or perennial herbs with showy pink or purple or yellow flowers; plants often assigned to genera Aureolaria or Agalinis
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As opposed to the volcanic pinnacles and ridges where colonies of Gerardia and C.
They are Betula populifolia (gray birch), Carex scabrata, Corallorrhiza trifida (coral root), Gerardia pedicularia ambigens (clammy false foxglove), Hemicarpa drummondii, Hippuris vulgaris (mare's tail), Lechea stricta (bush pinweed), Lemna perpusilla (least duckweed), Linnaea borealis (twin flower), Lonicera canadensis (American fly honeysuckle), Oryzopsis pungens (short-horned rice grass), Panicum lucidum (bog panic grass), Psilocarya nitens (bald rush), Pyrola secunda (one-sided shinleaf), Scleria reticularis (netted nut rush), Shepherdia canadensis (russet buffaloberry), Trillium cernuum macranthum (nodding trillium), and Utricularia resu pinata (small purple bladderwort).
This site contains at least 28 state-listed threatened or endangered species, including 90 percent of all populations of the federally-listed sandplain gerardia (Agalinis acuta).
During the lichen-resuscitation episode, another of Ripley's projects turned up a small patch of Sandplain gerardia, a federally listed endangered flower, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
For example, the established bed at Makapu'u has a 2-year harvest quota for selective gear only: 2,000 kg for C secundum, 600 kg for Gerardia sp.
Preliminary carbon-14 dating suggests that the coral-like Gerardia specimen -- retrieved from the Atlantic at a depth of 600 meters -- may have lived for as long as 1,700 years, researchers reported last week at the International Radiocarbon Conference in Tucson, Ariz.