- any of various Old World plants belonging to the genus Epimedium, of the barberry family, having small, pinnate leaves and spurred white, yellow, or reddish flowers.
Origin of epimedium
< New Latin (Linnaeus), Latin epimēdion < Greek epimḗdion a plant of uncertain identity, equivalent to epi- epi- + mḗdion plant of the genus Campanula
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The genus Aceranthus, for instance, consists of species of Epimedium in which the customary spurs are not formed.
Marchand mentions a polycarpellary berberid (Epimedium Musschianum).