frostweed definition

  • noun:
    • An American species of rock rose, Helianthemum canadense, with large yellowish blossoms.
    • An American species of rockrose (Helianthemum Canadense), often used in medication as an astringent or aromatic tonic.
    • A common title in america for Helianthemum Canadense, or rock-rose: so-called from the crystals of ice which shoot through the bursting bark toward the beds base of this stem during freezing weather condition in autumn. It is often utilized in medication as a bitter and an astringent. Also referred to as frostwort.
    • perennial of east usa having early solitary yellow plants accompanied by late petalless flowers; so-called because ice crystals form on it during first frosts
    • high perennial natural herb having groups of white plants; the eastern united states of america
    • perennial of this eastern usa having very early individual yellow flowers accompanied by late petalless blossoms; alleged because ice crystals form on it during first frosts
    • high perennial herb having groups of white plants; the eastern United States

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