leadwort family


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lead′wort fam`ily


n.
a family, Plumbaginaceae, of shrubs and nonwoody plants, having basal or alternate leaves and spikes of tubular flowers: includes leadwort, sea lavender, statice, and thrift.
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Noun1.leadwort family - perennial herbs and shrubs and lianas; cosmopolitan especially in saltwater areas
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
order Primulales, Primulales - Primulaceae; Theophrastaceae; Myrsinaceae; and (in some classifications) Plumbaginaceae
genus Plumbago - shrubs and herbs and woody vines of warm regions: leadwort
Armeria, genus Armeria - shrubby or herbaceous low-growing evergreen perennials
genus Limonium, Limonium - sea lavender
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Family Name (Latin and Common): Plumbaginaceae, the Plumbago or Leadwort family
Family Name (Latin and Common): Pumbaginaceae, the Plumbago or Leadwort family