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rudbeckia

[ ruhd-bek-ee-uh, rood- ]

noun

  1. any composite plant of the genus Rudbeckia, having alternate leaves and showy flower heads.


rudbeckia

/ rʌdˈbɛkɪə /

noun

  1. any plant of the North American genus Rudbeckia , cultivated for their showy flowers, which have golden-yellow rays and green or black conical centres: family Asteraceae (composites) See also coneflower black-eyed Susan


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rudbeckia1

1750–60; < New Latin; named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630–1702), Swedish botanist; -ia
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rudbeckia1

C18: New Latin, named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630–1702), Swedish botanist
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Example Sentences

This the Rudbeckia will do, every time, if not promptly checked.

On the other side of the steps, at the back of the bed, plant Rudbeckia (Golden Glow) two feet apart.

About two feet behind this border, a row of Rudbeckia (Golden Glow) grows like a tall hedge.

Cone-flower (Rudbeckia hirta), 138;embryo seeds; arrangement of the anthers, 139.

He showed me a Rudbeckia about three feet high with a cone of dark purple flowers, probably a new species.

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