Scaevola meaning

A taxonomic genus within the family Goodeniaceae — many species of tropical flowering plants found especially in Australia and Polynesia.
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(genus): Scaevola plumieri (gullfeed) - selected species.
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Origin of scaevola

  • It is a reference to the story of Gaius Mucius Scaevola (whose name comes from scaevus (“left”)), because the dried flowers recall a withered hand.

    From Wiktionary