Definition of Flowering wintergreen
1. Noun. Common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals.
Generic synonyms: Milkwort
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flowering Wintergreen
Literary usage of Flowering wintergreen
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1. Contributions from the Botanical Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania by University of Pennsylvania Botanical Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Botanical Laboratory (1904)
"so-called flowering wintergreen. In appearance and habitat it differs much from P. polygama. Described by Willdenow in 1800, references to it in literature ..."
2. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"MILKWORT FAMILY (Polygalaceae) Fringed Milkwort or Polygala; flowering wintergreen; Gay Wings Polygala paucifolia Flowers—Purplish rose, rarely white, ..."
3. Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Grasses by Catherine Parr Strickland Traill (1906)
"... t flowering wintergreen—Polygala paucifolia (Willd.). (PLATE IX.) This is one of our early flowering plants distinguished by the common name of ..."