Definition of Lesser knapweed

1. Noun. A weedy perennial with tough wiry stems and purple flowers; native to Europe but widely naturalized.

Exact synonyms: Black Knapweed, Centaurea Nigra, Hardheads
Generic synonyms: Knapweed



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lesser Knapweed

lesser centaury
lesser circulation
lesser cul-de-sac
lesser curvature of stomach
lesser duckweed
lesser evil
lesser evilism
lesser flamingo
lesser galangal
lesser hemlock
lesser horn of hyoid bone
lesser included offence
lesser included offense
lesser included offenses
lesser internal cutaneous nerve
lesser knapweed (current term)
lesser kudu
lesser multangular bone
lesser nothura
lesser nothuras
lesser occipital nerve
lesser of two evils
lesser omentum
lesser palatine artery
lesser palatine foramina
lesser palatine nerves
lesser pancreas
lesser panda
lesser pandas
lesser pelvis

Literary usage of Lesser knapweed

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1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1814)
"2. t. 41. Siberia, Russ.1806 — Fl. dun. t. 520. Austria,Switz.l633 vi-\. Bauh. hist. 3. p. 29. S. of France. 1727 vü-J. lesser Knapweed.Eng/, bot. t. 278. ..."

2. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of by William Withering (1830)
"The Rev. Hugh Davies also distinguishes another var. with a divided downy leaf ; among gorse on Tower-hill farm, Anglesey. E.) BLACK or lesser knapweed. ..."

3. Flora Glottiana: A Catalogue of the Indigenous Plants on the Banks of the by Thomas Hopkirk (1813)
"C. Black, or Lesser, Knapweed. Perennial. June—August. In pastures and on road sides, common. It is sometimes found with white flowers. Cyanus. ..."

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