whitlow grass

whitlow grass

plant
      any plant belonging to either of two genera (Erophila and Draba), of the mustard family (Brassicaceae); some authorities believe that all these plants belong to one genus, Draba. The genus Erophila contains 10 European species, the genus Draba about 300 species distributed throughout the New World in the north temperate region, the Arctic, and mountainous areas. The European common whitlow grass (E. verna), a low annual with small rosettes of narrow leaves, has clusters of white flowers at the ends of leafless stems and bears spear-shaped fruits on long stalks. It has many varieties and is naturalized in northern North America, where it grows on mountains, sandy ground, and rock walls. Yellow whitlow grass (D. aizoides) is similar but with yellow flowers; twisted, or hoary, whitlow grass (D. incana) and the smaller D. norvegica have leaves on the stems and white flowers with notched petals. All bloom in the spring.

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  • Whitlow grass — Whitlow Whit low, n. [Prov. E. whickflaw, for quickflaw, i. e., a flaw or sore at the quick; cf. Icel. kvika the quick under the nail or under a horse s hoof. See {Quick}, a., and {Flaw}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) An inflammation of the fingers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whitlow grass — /ˈwɪtloʊ gras/ (say witloh grahs) noun any of several small herbaceous plants as vernal whitlow grass, Erophila verna, and Chilean whitlow grass, Paronychia brasiliana, a troublesome weed of lawns. {so called because once believed to cure… …  

  • whitlow-grass — anksta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių (Brassicaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Draba). atitikmenys: lot. Draba angl. whitlow grass vok. Felsenblümchen; Hungerblümchen rus. крупка lenk. głodek …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • whitlow grass — noun a dwarf plant with small white flowers, formerly believed to cure whitlows. [Erophila verna and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • whitlow grass — noun annual weed of Europe and North America having a rosette of basal leaves and tiny flowers followed by oblong seed capsules • Syn: ↑shadflower, ↑shad flower, ↑Draba verna • Hypernyms: ↑draba …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow whitlow-grass — gajoji anksta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Draba aizoides), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Draba aizoides angl. yellow whitlow grass vok. immergrünes Felsenblümchen rus. крупка… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Siberian whitlow-grass — sibirinė anksta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Draba sibirica), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Draba sibirica angl. Siberian whitlow grass vok. sibirisches… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Whitlow — Whit low, n. [Prov. E. whickflaw, for quickflaw, i. e., a flaw or sore at the quick; cf. Icel. kvika the quick under the nail or under a horse s hoof. See {Quick}, a., and {Flaw}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) An inflammation of the fingers or toes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whitlow-wort — Whit low wort , n. (Bot.) Same as {Whitlow grass}, under {Whitlow}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quick grass — Quick Quick, a. [Compar. {Quicker}; superl. {Quickest}.] [As. cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik, OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living, Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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