Definition of Basket flower
1. Noun. Annual of southwestern United States cultivated for its purple flower heads and its bracts that resemble small baskets.
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Literary usage of Basket flower
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1. An Encyclopædia of Gardening: Comprising the Theory and Practice of by John Claudius Loudon (1822)
"... 132 The basket flower Border (fig. 131.) is a rim or fret of wire, or plate-iron and sometimes of wood, formed, when small, in entire pieces, ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"basket flower. Fig. 408. Hardy annual, nearly smooth : sts. stout, simple, 2-5 ft., thickened under the naked head : Ivs. ..."
3. Flower Gardening by Henry Sherman Adams (1913)
"*Lathyrus odoratus Sweet alyssum African daisy Pot marigold China aster early bloom August bloom September bloom basket flower Cornflower Sweet sultan ..."
4. My Garden by Louise Beebe Wilder (1916)
"... basket flower) is less well known, but is an extremely handsome plant with large, beautiful lavender flowers. Cheiranthus, ha, eighteen inches. ..."
5. My Garden by Louise Beebe Wilder (1916)
"C. americana (American basket flower) is less well known, but is an extremely handsome plant with large, beautiful lavender flowers. ..."