Gerardia meaning

jə-rär'dē-ə
Any of various herbaceous, root-parasitizing plants of the genus Agalinis, native to temperate regions of the Western Hemisphere, having large pink, purple, or white flowers with yellow markings in some species.
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Any of a genus (Gerardia) of American plants of the figwort family, with showy yellow, white, or pinkish flowers: it is sometimes parasitic on roots.
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Origin of gerardia

  • New Latin Gerardia former genus name after John Gerard (1545–1612), English botanist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition