winter heliotrope


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to winter heliotrope: Petasites fragrans

winter heliotrope

n
(Plants) a creeping perennial, Petasites fragrans, related to the butterbur, having lilac to heliotrope-coloured flowers smelling of vanilla: found chiefly on road verges
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winter heliotrope - European herb with vanilla-scented white-pink flowers
genus Petasites, Petasites - genus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions: butterbur; sweet coltsfoot
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
References in periodicals archive ?
Winter Heliotrope ydi'r enw Saesneg arnyn nhw am eu bod yn blodeuo yng nghanol y gaeaf.
Only winter heliotrope is supposed to be flowering at new year, but three spring-flowering species - hazel, primrose and lesser celandine - were flowering very early.
Q: When I moved to a new house with a neglected garden, it appeared to contain a weed from hell that I have identified as winter heliotrope.