What is another word for Genus Fothergilla?

2 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈɛnəs fˌʌðəɡˈɪlə], [ d‍ʒˈɛnəs fˌʌðəɡˈɪlə], [ dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ə_s f_ˌʌ_ð_ə_ɡ_ˈɪ_l_ə]

The Genus Fothergilla is a small group of flowering shrubs that are native to North America. There are a few other names that are sometimes used to refer to this genus, including Witch-alder, Mountain Witch-alder, and Dwarf Alder. Witch-alder is perhaps the most commonly used synonym, as it refers to the traditional use of Fothergilla in folk medicine to treat skin ailments, much like the European Alder tree. Mountain Witch-alder refers to the plant's natural habitat in the mountains of the Eastern United States. Finally, Dwarf Alder refers to the small size of the shrubs, which typically grow to only two or three feet in height.

Synonyms for Genus fothergilla:

How to use "Genus fothergilla" in context?

Fothergilla is a genus of 10-20 species of succulent plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The genus is native to Eurasia, North America, and South America. Many species, especially the eastern and western Fothergilla, are grown as ornamental plants.

Fothergilla grows from an underground corm, and initially appears to be nothing more than a large, flat daisy. As the plant grows, its leaves will create a lush mat of flowers atop the corm. The plants vary in color, but are typically light purple, white, or yellow, with conspicuous dark spots.

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