Definition of Catananche
1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Catananche having long-stalked heads of blue or yellow flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Catananche
Specialized synonyms: Blue Succory, Catananche Caerulea, Cupid's Dart
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Literary usage of Catananche
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"catananche. catananche cerulea. — Blue catananche. — A handsome perennial, from the south of Europe, one and a half foot high, ..."
2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner Von Marilaun (1902)
"In catananche, another Composite, each ligule is spread out flat whilst the ... The adaptation of the flowers of catananche is carried so far that the long ..."
3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1812)
"Yellow catananche. Nat. of the Island of Candia. Cult. 1640. Park, theatr. 477. f. 7. fl. June and July. HO sp. pi. 3. p. 1627. CICHORIUM. Gen.pl. 1251. ..."