Definition of Turpentine weed
1. Noun. Low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads.
Group relationships: Genus Gutierrezia, Gutierrezia
Generic synonyms: Matchbush, Matchweed
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Literary usage of Turpentine weed
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1. Western Grazing Grounds and Forest Ranges: A History of the Live-stock by Will Croft Barnes (1913)
"... bear little white seeds that seem to be filled with a resinous substance which makes it burn like tinder. Hence the name fire or turpentine weed. ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"... notched at the apex, awnless. On prairies, Ohio to South Dakota, south to Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. Turpentine-weed, 1 _ r • ' X , \ V 3 5 ..."
3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... Polar-plant, Rosin-weed, and Turpentine-weed—the latter names from tlie abundant resin exuded by its stems, which grow to a height of three to six feet, ..."
4. The United States: A Graphic History by Louis Morton Hacker, Rudolf Modley, George Rogers Taylor (1891)
"... also, a weed commonly called "turpentine-weed" (Trichostema). The sample was taken to a depth of twelve inches from the surface, though there was ..."