velvet plant


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velvet plant

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Any of several plants with velvety hairs on the leaves, such as mullein or the ornamental houseplant Gynura aurantiaca, a vine native to Java.
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Noun1.velvet plant - any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowersvelvet plant - any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Verbascum, Verbascum - genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs mostly with woolly leaves
moth mullein, Verbascum blattaria - European mullein with smooth leaves and large yellow or purplish flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
Verbascum lychnitis, white mullein - densely hairy Eurasian herb with racemose white flowers; naturalized in North America
purple mullein, Verbascum phoeniceum - Eurasian mullein with showy purple or pink flowers
Aaron's rod, common mullein, flannel mullein, great mullein, Verbascum thapsus, woolly mullein, torch - tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
2.velvet plant - Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairsvelvet plant - Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs
genus Gynura, Gynura - genus of Old World tropical herbs: velvet plants
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
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