caryophyllaceous plant

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Noun1.caryophyllaceous plant - a plant of the family Caryophyllaceaecaryophyllaceous plant - a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
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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Butterfly visitors as vectors of Ustilago violacea spores between caryophyllaceous plants.