astilbe

Definitions of astilbe
  1. noun
    any plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers
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    types:
    Astilbe biternata, false goatsbeard
    North American astilbe with panicles of creamy white flowers
    Astilbe chinensis pumila, dwarf astilbe
    mat-forming evergreen Asiatic plant with finely cut leaves and small pink to burgundy flowers; grown as ground cover
    Astilbe japonica, spiraea, spirea
    a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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