Definition of Basket flower

1. Noun. Annual of southwestern United States cultivated for its purple flower heads and its bracts that resemble small baskets.

Exact synonyms: Centaurea Americana
Generic synonyms: Centaury



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basket Flower

basitemporal
basivertebral
basivertebral vein
bask
basked
basket-handle arch
basket-house
basket-work
basket ash
basket case
basket cases
basket cell
basket fern
basket fish
basket flower (current term)
basket hilt
basket house
basket oak
basket rummy
basket spikemoss
basket star
basket stars
basket toss
basket tosses
basket weave
basket willow
basket work
basketane
basketball

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. ..."

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