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cardinal flower

n.
A perennial lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) native to central and eastern North America, having an elongate cluster of showy, brilliant red flowers.
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cardinal flower

n
(Plants) a campanulaceous plant, Lobelia cardinalis of E North America, that has brilliant scarlet, pink, or white flowers
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car′dinal flow`er


n.
a North American plant, Lobeliacardinalis, of the lobelia family, with showy red tubular flowers in an elongated cluster.
[1620–30, Amer.]
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Noun1.cardinal flower - North American lobelia having brilliant red flowerscardinal flower - North American lobelia having brilliant red flowers
lobelia - any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
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Last year, for example, he planted scarlet runner beans and cardinal flowers, to attract hummingbirds, on a barren patch of earth facing the alley.
Majure and florist William Brewer of Cardinal Flowers created all the arrangements for the ceremony and reception, including a floating monogram used as a focal point for the pool.