xeranthemum


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xeranthemum

(zɪəˈrænθəməm)
n
(Plants) any of a Mediterranean genus of plants having flower heads that are dry and retain their colour and shape for years: family Asteraceae (composites). See also immortelle
[C18: New Latin, from Greek xero- + anthemon flower]
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Noun1.xeranthemum - any plant of the genus Xeranthemum native to southern Europe having chaffy or silvery flower heads with purplish tubular flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Xeranthemum - genus of annual densely hairy herbs of Mediterranean to southwestern Asia
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Las intoxicaciones se producen por consumo de plantas en su estadio juvenil, y solo algunas son un peligro potencial para el ganado o el hombre, entre ellas especies de Acanthospermum, Dimorphotheca, Osteospermum, Castalis, Centaurea, Chardinia, Xeranthemum, etc.
Larkspur, too, dries well, as do cornflowers, Sweet William, globe amaranth, love-in-a-mist, xeranthemum, rose bay willow-herb, mint, echinops, chamomile, anaphlis, sunray, feather flower, rudbeckia and foxglove.