throatwort


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throatwort

(ˈθrəʊtˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) Campanula Trachelium, a bellflower having purplish flowers and a throat-shaped corolla and once thought to cure sore throats
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Noun1.throatwort - European bellflower with blue-purple to lilac flowers formerly used to treat sore throatthroatwort - European bellflower with blue-purple to lilac flowers formerly used to treat sore throat
bellflower, campanula - any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
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An outstanding botanical relative of lobelia is the throatwort or blue lace flower (Trachelium caeruleum).
Examples include juniper (juniperus communis repanda), broom (genista lydia), honeysuckle (lonicera pileata, toxic), alyssum (alyssum saxatile), stonecrop (sedum acre, toxic) and throatwort (uvularia grandifora).
The flowers of throatwort are produced in delicate sprays borne in profusion for months on end.