any of a genus (Astilbe) of herbaceous, perennial plants of the saxifrage family, usually having spikes of white, pink, or red flowers
Origin of astilbeModern Latin ; from Classical Greek a-, a- (sense ) + stilb?, glittering, feminine of stilbos: so named from its tiny white flowers
Any of various perennial plants of the genus Astilbe native chiefly to East Asia, having compound basal leaves and widely cultivated for their plumelike panicles of small colorful flowers. Also called false spirea.
Origin of astilbeNew Latin Astilb&emacron;, genus name : a–1 + Greek stilbos, glittering.