a composite shrub, Baccharis halimifolia, having dull, gray-green leaves and fruit with tufts of long, white hair, growing in salt marshes of eastern North America.
- Also called consumption weed.
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How to use groundsel tree in a sentence
In the fall, the dark-green foliage of the groundsel-tree is relieved by its abundant small white flower-clusters.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits | Mary Elizabeth Parsons
The groundsel tree has been cultivated in British gardens since 1683.