Definition of Matchweed
1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Gutierrezia having tiny flower heads that resemble the heads of matches.
Group relationships: Genus Gutierrezia, Gutierrezia
Specialized synonyms: Gutierrezia Microcephala, Little-head Snakeweed, Broom Snakeroot, Broom Snakeweed, Gutierrezia Sarothrae, Rabbit-weed, Rabbitweed, Snakeweed, Turpentine Weed, Broom-weed, Broomweed, Gutierrezia Texana
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matchweed
Literary usage of Matchweed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"... densities in undisturbed sites (Table 1) Three species, needle- leaf rabbitbrush, matchweed, and shadscale had the highest densities in disturbed sites. ..."