Definition of Rabbit-weed
1. Noun. Low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads.
Group relationships: Genus Gutierrezia, Gutierrezia
Generic synonyms: Matchbush, Matchweed
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Literary usage of Rabbit-weed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"... that such excellent botanists as W. Watson of Kew pronounces the fruit poisonous. He may have examined plants that had the rabbit-weed constitution. ..."
2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"... covered with sorry bunch-grass and sad rabbit-weed—were neglected, and came to be considered worthless, and were to be had almost for the asking. ..."
3. The History of Barbados: Comprising a Geographical and Statistical by Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1848)
"Pyrol, woolly, 493. Queen of flowers, 576. Rabbit-vine, 514. rabbit-weed, 779, 817. Radish, horse, 262. , 271. , long, 271*. , garden, 271*. , oil-seed ..."
4. Indian Blankets and Their Makers by George Wharton James (1914)
"... in common use when the traders entered the Navaho country, was made from the flowering tops of the Rabbit weed or bush, ..."
5. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1856)
"... known as rabbit-weed).—Perennial, creeping to a great extent. Stems rooting at distant intervals. Leaves smooth, long-petioled, two-lobed like those of ..."