Definition of Philadelphia fleabane
1. Noun. Especially pretty plant having a delicate fringe of threadlike rays around flower heads having very slender white or pink rays; United States and Canada.
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Literary usage of Philadelphia fleabane
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1. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"Various- leaved and Philadelphia fleabane, popularly known as scabious, * Lartigue's celebrated gout-pills are, acetic extract of ..."
2. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"... L. Philadelphia fleabane. (Man. p. 968; IF f. 3820.) In fields and woods, throughout N. Am., except the extreme north. ..."
3. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"... L. Philadelphia fleabane. Common Fleabane. This weed is said to be of value in medicine as a diuretic, but is not given in the -II. SPAC Herb-. ..."
4. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"... but where that is not practicable or desirable, the plant may be destroyed by hoe-cutting below the crown. Philadelphia fleabane ..."