Frasera speciosa


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Noun1.Frasera speciosa - tall herb with panicles of white flowers flushed with green; northwestern United States; sometimes placed in genus Swertia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Frasera, genus Frasera - genus of North American herbs: columbo; includes some species sometimes placed in genus Swertia
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The monument plant (Frasera speciosa), another flower of dry places, also builds up slowly to one flare of blooms.
In this paper, we document conspecific nurse effects between adult plants and seed progeny in two plant species of semiarid alpine habitats, Frasera speciosa (Gentianaceae, monument plant) and Cirsium scopulotum (Asteraceae, alpine thistle).
She and Wied examined the thistle Cirsium scopulorum and the gentian called a monument plant, Frasera speciosa. "It's probably the most compelling case," Galen says.