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Definition of the noun ageratum

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noun - plural: ageratum / ageratums (less preferred form)

  1. rhizomatous plant of central and southeastern United States and West Indies having large showy heads of clear blue flowers; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium
  2. any plant of the genus Ageratum having opposite leaves and small heads of blue or white flowers
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: flower = a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
    • more specific terms: Ageratum houstonianum / common ageratum = small tender herb grown for its fluffy brushlike blue to lavender blooms
    • member of: genus Ageratum = genus of tropical American herbs grown for their flowers

Alternative definition of the noun ageratum


  1. [uncountable] A genus of plants, several of which are grown for their floral displays. They are tropical American herbs, annuals and perennials, from the Sunflower family Asteraceae, tribe Eupatorieae.
  2. [countable] A plant of the genus ageratum

Phrases with ageratum

Phrases starting with the word ageratum:

  1. Ageratum Dubium
  2. Ageratum Ciliare
  3. Ageratum Glaucum
  4. Ageratum Iltisii
  5. Ageratum Lineare
  6. Ageratum Muticum
  7. Ageratum Odoratum
  8. Ageratum Striatum
  9. Ageratum Wrightii
  10. Ageratum Altissima
  11. Ageratum Aquaticum
  12. Ageratum Caeruleum
  13. Ageratum Coeruleum
  14. Ageratum Guianense
  15. Ageratum littorale
  16. Ageratum maritimum

Phrases ending with the word ageratum:

  1. genus ageratum
  2. common ageratum
  3. yellow ageratum
  4. Achillea ageratum

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ageratum

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Google previewFlorida Getting Started Garden Guide (2013)

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Tom MacCubbin, Georgia B. Tasker

Ageratum is a tender annual that is grown during the warm seasons. Transplant to the garden whenever temperatures are consistently above 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or be ready to protect the plants from cold weather. Plantings can extend ...

Google previewThe Vegetable Kingdom and Its Products (1858)

Serving as an Introduction to the Natural System of Botany, and as a Textbook of All the Vegetable Substances Used in the Arts, Manufactures, Medicine, and Domestic Economy: Arranged According to the System of De Candolle by Robert Hogg

ageratum is the Sweet Maudlin, and grows abundantly in the south of Europe. It has a sweet smell, and a bitter, aromatic taste ; but though at one time regarded as medicinal, it is not now considered to possess any properties worthy of ...

Google previewCalifornia Gardener's Handbook (2013)

Your Complete Guide: Select * Plan * Plant * Maintain * Problem-solve by Bruce Asakawa, Sharon Asakawa

Pests/Diseases—Low-growing Ageratum is a haven for slugs and snails. Control with a molluscicide such as iron phosphate. Also watch out for sow bugs and earwigs. Landscaping Tips E1 Ideas—ideal for mixed flower beds, as edging along ...

Google previewThe Botanical Cultivator (1821)

by Robert Sweet

AGERATUM is a genus belonging to the Compositae, and grows freely in a rich light soil: cuttings root freely in the same soil, under a common hand-glass. ArrONm is a pretty genus, which thrives well in an equal mixture of sandy loam and ...

Google previewOld Time Gardens, Newly Set Forth (2014)

by Alice Morse Earle

Ageratum is a satisfactory edging.

Google previewGarden Ideas from Dad (2014)

by Phillip H. Smith

Ageratum is a nice plant, normally about 12 to 20 inches, with white, pink, blue or purple colors. They are nice for edgings, windowboxes, rockeries and lower plantings in borders, and prefer a moist but fertile and well drained soil. Watering is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Horticulture and Gardening (2002)

by Walter P. Wright

FLOWER GARDEN The dwarf blue Ageratum is a useful plant for bedding, particularly for edgings, as it flowers freely and lasts well. Seed may be sown now in mild heat and the box covered with a square ...

Google previewCalifornia Getting Started Garden Guide (2013)

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Bruce Asakawa, Sharon Asakawa

Because it grows so low to the ground, ageratum is a haven for slugs and snails. These pests are easily controlled by handpicking and squishing, or by applying an organic molluscicide ...

Google previewThe Hot-house and Greenhouse Manual, Or Botanical Cultivator ... Second Edition (1825)

by Robert SWEET

They thrive well in a rich loamy soil, and require but little water; they are increased by suckers from the TOOL AGERATuM is a genus belonging to the Compositte, and grows ...

Google previewThe Ladies'flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals (1840)

by Mrs. Loudon (Jane)

The Ageratum is a valuable flower for a bouquet, from the great length of time that it remains without fading. As it grows from one and a half to two feet high, and spreads a good deal, it is more suitable for a large garden than for a small one.

Google previewNew Strategies in Locust Control (1997)

by S. Krall, R. Peveling, B.D. Diallo

For example, an outbreak of Zonocerus ele- gans in 1987/88 in Tanzania where no Chromolaena occurs seems to be correlated to preferred feeding on Ageratum (Nyambo 1991). Ageratum is a common weed containing PAs similar to those ...

Google previewThe Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll (2000)

by Richard Bisgrove, Andrew Lawson

Ageratum is a half-hardy annual, to be sown under glass and planted out in the garden after frost. Most modern ageratums are compact, sometimes excessively so (15-20cm/6-8in), but the taller strains (the old-fashioned and cheaper cultivars ...

Google previewGreenhouse Gardener's Companion (2000)

Growing Food and Flowers in Your Greenhouse Or Sunspace by Shane Smith

Ageratum is a common outside bedding plant and can be started in the greenhouse around late March for later transplanting to the outside garden. Ageratum looks best when planted in clusters. Most varieties only grow to about 10 inches (25 ...

Google previewAmerican Gardening (1883)

as THE AGERATUKThe Ageratum is a Mexican flower. it is not a showy ...

Google previewJournal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening (1869)

The best dwarf Ageratum is that called Prince Alfred, a variety of A. ocBlestinum nanum, the latter being also dwarf and good. Training Ivy-leaved Pelargoniums { Idem).— The varieties yon name are good for bedding, as well as for baskets and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

Ageratum is a large genus of herbs and shrubs in the aster family, Asteraceae, which is native to Central America and the Caribbean.

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Rhodesia: muNyani Congo: mudiadianga, konko Yoruba: arun sansan, imi esu, ako yunyun Sierra Leone: ngu g be- South Africa: bokkruid, indringer-ageratum (= invading ageratum) Tanzania: ol crowil ...

Google previewRodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (2009)

The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, Ellen Phillips

Ageratum, flossflower. All—season annuals. Description: Ageratums bear clouds of small, fuzzy, blue, pink, or white flowers on l—foot mounds ofrather large, rough, dark green leaves. Dwarfvarieties grow to only 6 inches. How to grow: Start ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

goat weed, whiteweed azier françois catinga-de-bode chuva Ageratum houstonianum Mill. A. mexicunum Sims ageratum, goatweed mexikanischer Leberbalsam Ageratum mexicanum Sims -> 89 Aglaia domestica ...

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

Sweet Alyssum, the dwarf zinnias, Ageratum, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

Ageratum conyzoides, or hairy ageratum : leaves ovate, stem hairy. The leaves are an inch and a half long, and three quarters of an inch broad, ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia (1829)

or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge

AGERATUM, from o primitive, and ytpae, old age because the flowers do not easily wither, bastard hemp agrimony: A genus of the poly- gamia aequalis order, belonging to the syngene- sia class of plants ; and in the natural method, Tanking ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Ageratum have toothed, oval leaves that are opposite each other on the stem; compact clusters of blue, pink, lilac, or white flowers; and small, dry fruits. Dwarf varieties are used as edging plants. Some ageratum are variously known as ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1851)

Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers ; in Two Volumes


Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Achil- lea, Ageratum, Ambrosia, Amellus, Anacyclus, Andryala, Anthemis, Arctium , Arctotis, Arnica, Artemisia, Aster, Athanasia, Atractylis, Baccharis, Bellis, Bidens, Bupthalmum, Cacalia, Calea, Calendula, Carduus, Carlina, Carpesium, ...

Google previewThe Abridgment of the Gardener's Dictionary. The Sixth Edition ... Much Enlarged (1771)

by Philip Miller

vide Helleborus Acorus Acriviola, vide Tropcnolum Actzea Adansonia Adenanthera Adiamum Adonis Adoxa Eschynomene Esculus Agave Ageratum, vide Achilles Ageratum Purpureum, vide Erinus Agnus Callus, vide Vitex Agrifolium, vide ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2E1R1A1T1U1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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