blazing star


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blazing star

Any of a number of plants used in herbal medicine:
(1) Fairywand, see there; Chamaelirium luteum.
(2) Aletris.
(3) Helonias.
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The blazing star is sometimes a pentagram, or five-pointed star, and others a hexagram, but in either case it has the letter G in the center, which in the eighteenth century probably stood exclusively for "Geometry," though the meaning has evolved over the years.
Rejuvenation of desiccated, apparently dead seedlings was unexpected, especially because northern blazing star seeds are very small and do not provide nutrient support to the seedling (C.
On Wednesday, April 8, the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas held its annual Stars Across Texas luncheon, honoring the achievements of Texas women business leaders and announced its 2008 Texas Business Woman of the Year and Blazing Stars winners.
And above us, a billion blazing stars - no light pollution in those blacked-out times.
Helmer Gabriel Barre ("The Wild Party") faithfully renders the bags of love and blazing stars and other miraculous effects that mean so much to the playwright, even when they come across as pure whimsy.
In Missouri, some glades do resemble prairies, with plants that include big and little bluestem, Indian grass, Indian paintbrush, prairie larkspur, purple coneflower, and blazing stars.
Walking home under the blazing stars, the world spins with waltzes and reels and porter and song, but it is the earthy turf smoke from every chimney that intoxicates more than any dram.
The area grew back to what it was historically-a native prairie of waving grasses, purple blazing stars, yellow sunflowers, and light blue spring pasqueflowers.
They favor small flowers or florets in flat, round or elongated clusters like penta and lantana, which bear hundreds of lavender, red, pink or white flowers; or blazing stars with dense spikes of purple, magenta, or white flowers that open from the top down.
The philosophers report that "three blazing stars appear there, one after another in a short time, whereof two were bright, and one dim" (26).
The fol- lowing wildflowers grow in most areas of the country and attract a variety of creatures: goldenrod, milkweed, butterfly weed, asters, coneflowers, sun- flowers, yarrow, buttercups, bee balm, phlox, tickseed and blazing stars.