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stat·i·ce

 (stăt′ĭ-sē′, stăt′ĭs)
[Latin staticē, an astringent plant, from Greek statikē, from feminine of statikos, causing to stand, astringent, from statos, standing; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

statice

(ˈstætɪsɪ)
n
(Plants) a plant name formerly held to include both Armeria (thrift) and Limonium (sea lavender). The gardener's statice comprises various species of the latter, esp those whose flowers can be dried and kept: family Plumbaginaceae. See thrift, sea lavender
[Latin: thrift, from Greek statikē, from statikos astringent (from a medicinal use of thrift)]

sea′ lav`ender


n.
an Old World maritime plant of the genus Limonium, of the leadwort family. Also called statice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statice - any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate salt marshes having spikes of white or mauve flowersstatice - any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate salt marshes having spikes of white or mauve flowers
genus Limonium, Limonium - sea lavender
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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sinensis), which blooms the first year from seed, these statices bloom in their second year.
IN GARDENS AND IN florists' bouquets, statice (Limonium) is no shrinking violet.