Definition of Groundsel bush
1. Noun. A shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts.
Group relationships: Baccharis, Genus Baccharis
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Groundsel bush
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1. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"When the little bright white, silky cockades, clustered at the ends of the branches, appear on a female groundsel-bush in autumn, our eyes are attracted to ..."
2. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"Groundsel-bush or-tree; Pencil-tree (Baccharis halimifolia) Thistle family Flower-heads—White or yellowish tubular florets, I to 5 in pedun- cled clusters. ..."
3. Biltmore Nursery, Biltmore, N.C. (1907)
"Baccharis • The groundsel bush A hardy species, cultivated for the beauty of the snowy white ... groundsel bush. A large shrub of spreading, bushy habit. ..."
4. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"... we have the groundsel-bush or pencil-tree (Baccharis), a native of the southeastern United States, bearing in the fall a profusion of white fruit, ..."