blazing star


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blaz·ing star

(blā′zĭng)
n.
1. Any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris in the composite family, having small discoid flower heads grouped in a dense raceme or panicle. Also called gayfeather.
2. A rhizomatous dioecious herb (Chamaelirium luteum) having long racemes of small white flowers. Also called devil's bit, fairywand.
3. A biennial plant (Mentzelia laevicaulis) of western North America, having large, star-shaped, pale-yellow flowers.

blazing star

n
1. (Plants) a North American liliaceous plant, Chamaelirium luteum, with a long spike of small white flowers
2. (Plants) any plant of the North American genus Liatris, having clusters of small red or purple flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)

blaz′ing star′


n.
a plant with showy flower clusters.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blazing star - biennial of southwestern United States having white stems and toothed leaves that is grown for its large pale yellow flowers that open in early morningblazing star - biennial of southwestern United States having white stems and toothed leaves that is grown for its large pale yellow flowers that open in early morning
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Mentzelia, Mentzelia - genus of bristly herbs or subshrubs of western America lacking stinging hairs
2.blazing star - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower headsblazing star - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Liatris, Liatris - genus of perennial North American herbs with aromatic usually cormous roots
dotted gayfeather, Liatris punctata - herb with many stems bearing narrow slender wands of crowded rose-lavender flowers; central United States and Canada to Texas and northern Mexico
dense blazing star, Liatris pycnostachya - perennial of southeastern and central United States having very dense spikes of purple flowers; often cultivated for cut flowers
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Pray tell me, Lady Bellaston, who is this blazing star which you have produced among us all of a sudden?
The large blazing stars which spangled the African sky glittered and gleamed without illuminating anything.
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The Spitzer data also revealed the hottest spot on the planet has shifted over a bit from where it was expected to be: directly under the blazing star.
Farther west, blazing star and milkweed are good choices.
As if in ire To Helice he turns his foaming jaw, And darts his tongue barb'd with a blazing star.
Is so tragic and saddening, a shock to us all, It's so awful to see your bright blazing star fall.
The late Michael Jackson was a blazing star on the pop scene who invented new trends in music, fashion, and choreography.
From Double Wedding Ring to Crossed Canoes, Blazing Star to Bear's Paw, the patterns have been passed down through generations, creating a link between the giver and the recipient.
This study investigated the possible effects of several salt concentrations on seven species of plants native to Illinois: butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida), rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium), rough blazing star (Liatris aspera), Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis).
It was the botanophil, I suspect, who christened the meadow beauty, the morning glory, and the blazing star, Florida wildflowers that grow more lovely the more closely they're scrutinized.