dusty miller

Primary Meanings of dusty miller

1.
n
a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust
2.
n
herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
3.
n
shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
4.
n
stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves
5.
n
an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers
Full Definitions of dusty miller
1

n a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust

Synonyms:
Centaurea cineraria, Centaurea gymnocarpa
Type of:
centaury
any plant of the genus Centaurea
2

n herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant

Synonyms:
Artemisia stelleriana, beach wormwood, old woman
Type of:
wormwood
any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
3

n shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum

Synonyms:
Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum, Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum, silver lace, silver-lace
Type of:
composite, composite plant
considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
4

n stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves

Synonyms:
Cineraria maritima, Senecio cineraria
Type of:
bush, shrub
a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
5

n an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers

Synonyms:
Lychnis coronaria, gardener's delight, mullein pink, rose campion
Type of:
catchfly, lychnis
mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone

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