compass plant

Primary Meanings of compass plant

1.
n
any of several plants having leaves so arranged on the axis as to indicate the cardinal points of the compass
2.
n
North American annual with red or rose-colored flowers
Full Definitions of compass plant
1

n any of several plants having leaves so arranged on the axis as to indicate the cardinal points of the compass

Synonyms:
compass flower
Types:
Lactuca scariola, Lactuca serriola, horse thistle, prickly lettuce
European annual wild lettuce having prickly stems; a troublesome weed in parts of United States
Silphium laciniatum, rosinweed
North American perennial having a resinous odor and yellow flowers
Type of:
composite, composite plant
considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
2

n North American annual with red or rose-colored flowers

Synonyms:
Lotus americanus, prairie bird's-foot trefoil, prairie lotus, prairie trefoil
Type of:
subshrub, suffrutex
low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

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