vernonia

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Noun1.vernonia - any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty huevernonia - any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue
genus Vernonia - genus of New World tropical herbs or shrubs with terminal cymose heads of tubular flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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We use fishermen to harvest the weed deep in the lake off the shores,'' said Peter Etidot, the project manager at the Luzira Upper Prison said.
Etidot said about 15 tons of the weed is delivered weekly to meet the high public demand for the handicrafts.
Etidot said prisoners with about five years left to serve are given a chance to work with the weed as part of their rehabilitation.