cardinal flower definition

  • noun:
    • A perennial lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) indigenous to central and eastern united states, having an elongate group of showy, brilliant purple flowers.
    • an herbaceous plant (Lobelia cardinalis) bearing brilliant red plants of much beauty.
    • The name frequently directed at Lobelia cardinalis, due to its huge, extremely showy, extremely purple plants: it really is a native of North America, and is frequently developed in landscapes.
    • us lobelia having brilliant purple blossoms

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