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houstonia

(huːˈstəʊnɪə)
n
(Plants) any small North American rubiaceous plant of the genus Houstonia, having blue, white, or purple flowers
[C19: named after Dr. William Houston (died 1733), Scottish botanist]
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Little Houstonia seornfully laughed, As she danced on her slender stem; While the cowslip bent to the rippling waves, And whispered the tale to them.
Little Houstonia merrily danced, And spread her white leaves wide; While Daisy whispered her joy and hope, As she stood by her gay friends' side.
The fall of snowflakes in a still air, preserving to each crystal its perfect form; the blowing of sleet over a wide sheet of water, and over plains; the waving ryefield; the mimic waving of acres of houstonia, whose innumerable florets whiten and ripple before the eye; the reflections of trees and flowers in glassy lakes; the musical steaming odorous south wind, which converts all trees to windharps; the crackling and spurting of hemlock in the flames, or of pine logs, which yield glory to the walls and faces in the sittingroom,--these are the music and pictures of the most ancient religion.
Our parent company, SagaCity Media, publishes Houstonia Magazine, and we've come to know and care about our colleagues there.
My favorite articles in the volume were by Dalmia, a senior analyst with the Reason Foundation, and Howley, formerly with Reason magazine and now managing editor of Houstonia Magazine.
The widespread American Houstonia and Hedyotis clade is a sister group to Arcytophyllum, and a South American origin of the Arcytophyllum-Houstonia clade seems most likely (Andersson et al.
3 Astrolepis sinuata Ziziphus obtusifolia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Houstonia acerosa Stenaria nigricans Chamaesaracha sordida Tetraclea coulteri 0 0 0 0 0 0 Green Green Gulch 1 Gulch 2 Vegetation 2005 2006 2005 2006 Shrubs Agave lechuguilla 1.
Item Winter Spring Summer Autumn Fruit and Seed Juniperus ashei 222 38 61 Rhus virens 21 5 Celtis laevigata 4 Quercus fusiformis 5 23 Sorghum halepense 40 60 Cassia Lindheimeriana 20 Diospyros texana 3 Green Foliage Sorghum halepense 8 14 23 20 Bothriochola ischaemum 8 17 28 31 Stipa leucotricha 22 15 2 15 Melilotus albus 28 16 8 Opuntia lindheimeri 5 3 2 4 Croton monanthogynus 1 4 9 Shrankia roemeriana 1 1 Torilis nodosa 19 8 2 Lepidium virginicum 1 2 Houstonia nigricans 4 1 Lupinus texensis 1 Rumex acetosella 4 Abutilon incanum 3 3
Houstonia caerulea + Hypericum punctatum + Pycnanthemum sp.
Willis Hunter, the father of the other victim, said in a telephone interview from his home in Houstonia, Mo.