genus Lavatera


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Noun1.genus Lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowersgenus Lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
Lavatera arborea, tree mallow, velvetleaf, velvet-leaf - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
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The genus lavatera is named for one J R Lavater, a 16th century Swiss naturalist.