[ zˈanθi͡əm], [ zˈanθiəm], [ z_ˈa_n_θ_iə_m]
How to use "Xanthium" in context?
Xanthium is a genus of plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. The genus is found in dry areas of eastern, southern, and central North America. The species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species.
Xanthium species are underutilized as food plants. Though some have traditional uses as meat, flour, or medicine, their potential food value has not been fully exploited. Xanthium species are tolerant of poor soils and are hardy to frost.
The genus is composed of two dozen species, most of which are perennial herbs or subshrubs.
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