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{n: Alexandria senna, Alexandrian senna, true senna, tinnevelly senna, Indian senna, Senna alexandrina, Cassia acutifolia, Cassia augustifolia} erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia



{n: Alexandrian laurel, Calophyllum inophyllum} East Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers; coastal areas southern India to Malaysia

{n: American barberry, Berberis canadensis} deciduous shrub of eastern North America whose leaves turn scarlet in autumn and having racemes of yellow flowers followed by ellipsoid glossy red berries

{n: American bugbane, summer cohosh, Cimicifuga americana} bugbane of the eastern United States having erect racemes of white flowers

{n: American germander, wood sage, Teucrium canadense} subshrub with serrate leaves and cream to pink or purple flowers in spikelike racemes; North America

{n: Andropogon, genus Andropogon} tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions

{n: Asphodeline, genus Asphodeline} genus of rhizomatous perennial or biennial herbs with numerous sometimes fragrant flowers in long cylindrical racemes; Mediterranean region to Caucasus; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae

{n: Asphodelus, genus Asphodelus} small genus of tall striking annuals or perennials with grasslike foliage and flowers in dense racemes or panicles; Mediterranean to Himalayas; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae

{n: Bletilla striata, Bletia striata} Japanese orchid with white-striped leaves and slender erect racemes of rose to magenta flowers; often cultivated; sometimes placed in genus Bletia

{n: Brassia, genus Brassia} genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having striking axillary racemes of yellow to green spiderlike flowers with long slender sepals and warty lips: spider orchids

{n: California bluebell, whitlavia, Phacelia minor, Phacelia whitlavia} desert plant of southern California with blue or violet tubular flowers in terminal racemes

{n: Chilean jasmine, Mandevilla laxa} woody vine of Argentina grown as an ornamental for its glossy leaves and racemes of large fragrant funnel-shaped creamy-white flowers

{n: Chinese parasol tree, Chinese parasol, Japanese varnish tree, phoenix tree, Firmiana simplex} deciduous tree widely grown in southern United States as an ornamental for its handsome maplelike foliage and long racemes of yellow-green flowers followed by curious leaflike pods

{n: Claytonia, genus Claytonia} genus of mainly North American succulent herbs with white or pink flowers usually in terminal racemes

{n: Cyrilliaceae, family Cyrilliaceae, cyrilla family, titi family} shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia

{n: Epipactis, genus Epipactis} genus of hardy orchids with leafy-bracted racemes of greenish or purplish irregular flowers

{n: European ladies' tresses, Spiranthes spiralis} European orchid having shorter racemes of strongly spiraling snow-white flowers

{n: Indigofera, genus Indigofera} genus of tropical herbs and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and spurred flowers in long racemes or spikes

{n: Mysore thorn, Caesalpinia decapetala, Caesalpinia sepiaria} spreading thorny shrub of tropical Asia bearing large erect racemes of red-marked yellow flowers

{n: Oregon grape, Oregon holly grape, hollygrape, mountain grape, holly-leaves barberry, Mahonia aquifolium} ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries

{n: Panama redwood tree, Panama redwood, Platymiscium pinnatum} large erect shrub of Columbia having large odd-pinnate leaves with large leaflets and axillary racemes of fragrant yellow flowers

{n: Roman wormwood, rock harlequin, Corydalis sempervirens, Fumaria sempervirens} glaucous herb of northeastern United States and Canada having loose racemes of yellow-tipped pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Fumaria

{n: Sarcochilus, genus Sarcochilus} diminutive epiphytic or lithophytic orchids with clumped short-stemmed foliage and arching racemes of colorful flowers; Australia and Polynesia to southeastern Asia

{n: Siberian wall flower, Erysimum allionii, Cheiranthus allionii} showy erect biennial or short-lived perennial cultivated for its terminal racemes of orange-yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Cheiranthus

{n: Spanish broom, Spanish gorse, Genista hispanica} erect shrub of southwestern Europe having racemes of golden yellow flowers

{n: Tamus, genus Tamus} a genus of tuberous vines of the family Dioscoreaceae; has twining stems and heart-shaped leaves and axillary racemes

{n: Tellima, genus Tellima} genus of hardy perennials with palmately lobed leaves and long racemes of small nodding five-petaled flowers; western North America

{n: Texas purple spike, Hexalectris warnockii} orchid with slender nearly leafless reddish-brown stems with loose racemes of reddish-brown flowers; of open brushy woods of southeastern Arizona and central Texas

{n: Tiarella, genus Tiarella} small genus of North American herbs having mostly basal leaves and slender racemes of delicate white flowers

{n: Virginia spring beauty, Claytonia virginica} small cormous perennial grown for its low rosette of succulent foliage and racemes of pink-tinged white flowers; eastern North America

{n: Virginian stock, Virginia stock, Malcolmia maritima} erect branching herb cultivated for its loose racemes of fragrant white or pink or red or lilac flowers; native to sands and sea cliffs of southwestern Greece and southern Albania

{n: Western Australia coral pea, Hardenbergia comnptoniana} vigorous climber of the forests of western Australia; grown for their dense racemes of attractive bright rose-purple flowers

{n: angel-wing begonia, Begonia cocchinea} South American fibrous-rooted begonias having prominent basal leaf lobes suggesting angels' wings and racemes of coral-red flowers

{n: asphodel} any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers

{n: bear grass, Yucca glauca} yucca of west central United States having a clump of basal grasslike leaves and a central stalk with a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers

{n: bear grass, Yucca smalliana} yucca of southern United States having a clump of basal grasslike leaves and a central stalk with a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers

{n: begonia} any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes

{n: bittercress, bitter cress} any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic

{n: black locust, yellow locust, Robinia pseudoacacia} large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers; widely naturalized in many varieties in temperate regions

{n: blazing star, button snakeroot, gayfeather, gay-feather, snakeroot} any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads

{n: bletia} any of various orchids of the genus Bletia having pseudobulbs and erect leafless racemes of large purple or pink flowers

{n: blolly, West Indian snowberry, Chiococca alba} evergreen climbing shrub of southern Florida and West Indies grown for its racemes of fragrant white to creamy flowers followed by globose white succulent berries

{n: bloodberry, blood berry, rougeberry, rouge plant, Rivina humilis} bushy houseplant having white to pale pink flowers followed by racemes of scarlet berries; tropical Americas

{n: blue false indigo, Baptisia australis} wild indigo of the eastern United States having racemes of blue flowers

{n: blue toadflax, old-field toadflax, Linaria canadensis} North American plant having racemes of blue-violet flowers

{n: bocconia, tree celandine, Bocconia frutescens} small Central American tree having loose racemes of purple-tinted green flowers

{n: bower actinidia, tara vine, Actinidia arguta} climbing Asiatic vine having long finely serrate leaves and racemes of white flowers followed by greenish-yellow edible fruit

{n: brassavola} any of various tropical American orchids with usually solitary fleshy leaves and showy white to green nocturnally fragrant blossoms solitary or in racemes of up to 7

{n: broad-leaved montia, Montia cordifolia} succulent plant with mostly basal leaves; stem bears 1 pair of broadly ovate or heart-shaped leaves and a loose raceme of 3-10 white flowers; western North America

{n: broad-leaved twayblade, Listera convallarioides} small orchid with two elliptic leaves and a slender raceme of small green flowers; western North America

{n: brompton stock, Matthiola incana} European plant with racemes of sweet-scented flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental

{n: brooklime, American brooklime, Veronica americana} plant of western North America and northeastern Asia having prostrate stems with dense racemes of pale violet to lilac flowers

{n: broom} any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers

{n: bryanthus} procumbent Old World mat-forming evergreen shrub with racemes of pinkish-white flowers

{n: bugbane} a plant of the genus Cimicifuga having flowers in long racemes or panicles reported to be distasteful to insects

{n: calaba, Santa Maria tree, Calophyllum calaba} West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice

{n: cat's-claw, catclaw, black bead, Pithecellodium unguis-cati} erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida

{n: clammy locust, Robinia viscosa} small rough-barked locust of southeastern United States having racemes of pink flowers and glutinous branches and seeds

{n: climbing corydalis, Corydalis claviculata, Fumaria claviculata} annual vine with decompound leaves and racemes of yellow and pink flowers

{n: coastal rein orchid, Habenaria greenei} stout orchid of central California to northern Washington having racemes of white fragrant bilaterally symmetrical flowers

{n: coelogyne} any of various orchids of the genus Coelogyne with: clusters of fragrant lacy snow-white flowers; sinister salmon-pink solitary flowers; chainlike racemes of topaz and chocolate brown flowers; spikes of delicate white spice-scented flowers; emerald green flowers marked with blue-black

{n: common camas, Camassia quamash} plant having a large edible bulb and linear basal leaves and racemes of light to deep violet-blue star-shaped flowers on tall green scapes; western North America

{n: common milkwort, gand flower, Polygala vulgaris} small European perennial with numerous branches having racemes of blue, pink or white flowers; formerly reputed to promote human lactation

{n: common speedwell, gypsyweed, Veronica officinalis} common hairy European perennial with pale blue or lilac flowers in axillary racemes

{n: coral bean tree, Erythrina corallodendrum} deciduous shrub having racemes of deep red flowers and black-spotted red seeds

{n: coral tree, erythrina} any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds; cultivated as an ornamental

{n: coralwood, coral-wood, red sandalwood, Barbados pride, peacock flower fence, Adenanthera pavonina} East Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers; cultivated as an ornamental

{n: creeping bellflower, Campanula rapunculoides} erect European herb with creeping rootstocks and nodding spikelike racemes of blue to violet flowers

{n: cruel plant, Araujia sericofera} robust twining shrub having racemes of fragrant white or pink flowers with flat spreading terminal petals that trap nocturnal moths and hold them until dawn

{n: cyrilla, leatherwood, white titi, Cyrilla racemiflora} shrub or small tree of southeastern United States to West Indies and Brazil; grown for the slender racemes of white flowers and orange and crimson foliage

{n: death camas, zigadene} any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous

{n: derris root, tuba root, Derris elliptica} woody vine having bright green leaves and racemes of rose-tinted white flowers; the swollen roots contain rotenone

{n: dog laurel, dog hobble, switch-ivy, Leucothoe fontanesiana, Leucothoe editorum} fast-growing evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having arching interlaced branches and racemes of white flowers

{n: draba} any of numerous low-growing cushion-forming plants of the genus Draba having rosette-forming leaves and terminal racemes of small flowers with scapose or leafy stems; fruit is a dehiscent oblong or linear silique

{n: fairy cup, Mitella diphylla} miterwort of northeastern North America usually with two opposite leaves on erect flowering stems that terminate in erect racemes of white flowers

{n: false alumroot, fringe cups, Tellima grandiflora} plant growing in clumps with mostly basal leaves and cream or pale pink fringed flowers in several long racemes; Alaska to coastal central California and east to Idaho

{n: false foxglove, Aureolaria virginica, Gerardia virginica} sparsely branched North American perennial with terminal racemes of bright yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia

{n: false indigo, bastard indigo, Amorpha californica} an erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers

{n: false indigo, bastard indigo, Amorpha fruticosa} dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers

{n: false lily of the valley, Maianthemum canadense} small two-leaved herb of the northern United States and parts of Canada having racemes of small fragrant white flowers

{n: five-point bishop's cap, Mitella pentandra} small plant with leaves in a basal cluster and tiny greenish flowers in slender racemes; northwestern North America to California and Colorado

{n: flame pea} any of several small shrubs or twining vines having entire or lobed leaves and racemes of yellow to orange-red flowers; Australia

{n: foxtail orchid} any of various orchids of the genus Rhyncostylis having pink- to purple-marked white flowers in a dense cylindrical raceme

{n: fringepod, lacepod} annual herb having pinnatifid basal leaves and slender racemes of small white flowers followed by one-seeded winged silicles

{n: fumewort, fumeroot, Corydalis solida} herb of northern Europe and Asia having erect racemes of red flowers

{n: genus Aerides} epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia having stiff leaves and fragrant white flowers in arching racemes

{n: genus Crotalaria} large genus of herbs with simple leaves and racemes of yellow flowers; mainly of tropical Africa

{n: genus Digitalis} genus of Eurasian herbs having alternate leaves and racemes of showy bell-shaped flowers

{n: genus Wisteria} Asiatic deciduous woody vine having large drooping racemes of white or bluish or purple or pinkish flowers and velvety pods; widely grown as an ornamental

{n: germander speedwell, bird's eye, Veronica chamaedrys} Old World plant with axillary racemes of blue-and-white flowers

{n: gliricidia} any of several small deciduous trees valued for their dark wood and dense racemes of nectar-rich pink flowers grown in great profusion on arching branches; roots and bark and leaves and seeds are poisonous

{n: glory pea, clianthus} any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea-like red flowers in drooping racemes

{n: golden shower tree, drumstick tree, purging cassia, pudding pipe tree, canafistola, canafistula, Cassia fistula} deciduous or semi-evergreen tree having scented sepia to yellow flowers in drooping racemes and pods whose pulp is used medicinally; tropical Asia and Central and South America and Australia

{n: hairy darling pea, Swainsona greyana, Swainsona grandiflora} shrubby perennial of southern Australia having downy or woolly stems and undersides of leaves and racemes of red to pink flowers

{n: heliophila} any of various South African herbs and subshrubs cultivated for long showy racemes of bright blue flowers with white eyes

{n: helmetflower, helmet orchid} any of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process

{n: hog peanut, wild peanut, Amphicarpaea bracteata, Amphicarpa bracteata} vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts

{n: honey locust, Gleditsia triacanthos} tall usually spiny North American tree having small greenish-white flowers in drooping racemes followed by long twisting seed pods; yields very hard durable reddish-brown wood; introduced to temperate Old World

{n: hyacinth bean, bonavist, Indian bean, Egyptian bean, Lablab purpureus, Dolichos lablab} perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos

{n: jumping orchid, Catasetum macrocarpum} orchid having both male and female flowers in the same raceme; when a sensitive projection at the base of the column of the male flower is touched the pollen is suddenly ejected

{n: kangaroo apple, poroporo, Solanum aviculare} Australian annual sometimes cultivated for its racemes of purple flowers and edible yellow egg-shaped fruit

{n: keurboom, Virgilia capensis, Virgilia oroboides} tree with odd-pinnate leaves and racemes of fragrant pink to purple flowers

{n: kowhai, Sophora tetraptera} shrub or small tree of New Zealand and Chile having pendulous racemes of tubular golden-yellow flowers; yields a hard strong wood

{n: kudzu, kudzu vine, Pueraria lobata} fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States

{n: lesser galangal, Alpinia officinarum, Alpinia officinalis} Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring

{n: lesser twayblade, Listera cordata} orchid having two triangular leaves and a short lax raceme of green to rust-colored flowers with the lip flushed mauve; Europe and Asia and North America and Greenland

{n: lesser wintergreen, Pyrola minor} the common wintergreen having many-flowered racemes of pink-tinged white flowers; Europe and North America

{n: lily of the valley, May lily, Convallaria majalis} low-growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell-shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries

{n: liparis} an orchid of the genus Liparis having few leaves and usually fairly small yellow-green or dull purple flowers in terminal racemes

{n: lizard's-tail, swamp lily, water dragon, Saururus cernuus} North American herbaceous perennial of wet places having slender curled racemes of small white flowers

{n: logwood, logwood tree, campeachy, bloodwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum} spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye

{n: low-bush blueberry, low blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinium pennsylvanicum} low-growing deciduous shrub of northeastern North America having flowers in compact racemes and bearing sweet dark blue berries

{n: macadamia nut, macadamia nut tree, Macadamia ternifolia} small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts

{n: manila tamarind, camachile, huamachil, wild tamarind, Pithecellobium dulce} common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle-shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum

{n: mescal bean, coral bean, frijolito, frijolillo, Sophora secundiflora} shrub or small tree having pinnate leaves poisonous to livestock and dense racemes of intensely fragrant blue flowers and red beans

{n: mock orange, syringa, Philadelphus coronarius} large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes

{n: msasa, Brachystegia speciformis} small shrubby African tree having compound leaves and racemes of small fragrant green flowers

{n: odontoglossum} any of numerous and diverse orchids of the genus Odontoglossum having racemes of few to many showy usually large flowers in many colors

{n: orange-blossom orchid, Sarcochilus falcatus} diminutive Australian orchid with loose racemes of fragrant white flowers with purple and orange markings on the lip

{n: orchis} any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes

{n: paloverde} a thorny shrub of the genus Cercidium that grows in dry parts of the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico; has smooth light green bark and racemes of yellow flowers and small leaves

{n: panicle} compound raceme or branched cluster of flowers

{n: phaius} an orchid of the genus Phaius having large plicate leaves and racemes of showy flowers

{n: phantom orchid, snow orchid, Eburophyton austinae} waxy white nearly leafless plant with stems in clusters and racemes of white flowers; northwestern United States to northern California and east to Idaho

{n: pickaback plant, piggyback plant, youth-on-age, Tolmiea menziesii} vigorous perennial herb with flowers in erect racemes and having young plants develop at the junction of a leaf blade and the leafstalk

{n: pink shower, pink shower tree, horse cassia, Cassia grandis} tropical American semi-evergreen tree having erect racemes of pink or rose-colored flowers; used as an ornamental

{n: pipewort, Eriocaulon aquaticum} aquatic perennial of North America and Ireland and Hebrides having translucent green leaves in a basal spiral and dense buttonlike racemes of minute white flowers

{n: pleurothallis} any of numerous small tufted orchids of the genus Pleurothallis having leathery to fleshy leaves and racemes of 1 to many small flowers

{n: poke, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana} tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous

{n: prairie orchid, prairie white-fringed orchis, Habenaria leucophaea} orchid of boggy or wet lands of north central United States having racemes of very fragrant creamy or greenish white flowers

{n: prairie star, Lithophragma parviflorum} plant with mostly basal leaves and slender open racemes of white or pale pink flowers; prairies and open forest of northwestern United States to British Columbia and Alberta

{n: purple milk vetch, Astragalus danicus} perennial of southern and western Europe having dense racemes of purple or violet flowers

{n: raceme} usually elongate cluster of flowers along the main stem in which the flowers at the base open first

{n: rainbow shower, Cassia javonica} deciduous ornamental hybrid of southeastern Asia and Hawaii having racemes of flowers ranging in color from cream to orange and red

{n: rattlesnake orchid} any of various orchids of the genus Pholidota having numerous white to brown flowers in spiraling racemes clothed in slightly inflated bracts and resembling a rattlesnake's tail

{n: rattlesnake plantain, helleborine} any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme

{n: red baneberry, redberry, red-berry, snakeberry, Actaea rubra} North American perennial herb with alternately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers followed by bright red oval poisonous berries

{n: red-flowered silky oak, Grevillea banksii} tall shrub with cylindrical racemes of red flowers and pinnatifid leaves silky and grey beneath; eastern Australia

{n: restharrow, rest-harrow, Ononis spinosa} Eurasian plant having loose racemes of pink or purple flowers and spiny stems and tough roots

{n: rewa-rewa, New Zealand honeysuckle} slender elegant tree of New Zealand having racemes of red flowers and yielding valuable mottled red timber

{n: roble, Platymiscium trinitatis} large tree of Trinidad and Guyana having odd-pinnate leaves and violet-scented axillary racemes of yellow flowers and long smooth pods; grown as a specimen in parks and large gardens

{n: rock penstemon, cliff penstemon, Penstemon rupicola} one of the West's most beautiful wildflowers; large brilliant pink or rose flowers in many racemes above thick mats of stems and leaves; ledges and cliffs from Washington to California

{n: rocket larkspur, Consolida ambigua, Delphinium ajacis} commonly cultivated larkspur of southern Europe having unbranched spikelike racemes of blue or sometimes purplish or pinkish flowers; sometime placed in genus Delphinium

{n: rose mallow, Alcea rosea, Althea rosea} plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock

{n: rosebud orchid, Cleistes rosea, Pogonia rosea} orchid of central and northern South America having 1- to 3-blossomed racemes of large showy rose-colored flowers; sometimes placed in genus Pogonia

{n: rough bindweed, Smilax aspera} creeping or climbing evergreen having spiny zigzag stems with shiny leaves and racemes of pale-green flowers; Canary Islands to southern Europe and Ethiopia and India

{n: round-leaved rein orchid, Habenaria orbiculata} orchid having a raceme of large greenish-white flowers on a single flower stalk growing between two elliptic or round basal leaves lying on the ground; from northern Oregon and Montana across Canada to the eastern United States

{n: royal poinciana, flamboyant, flame tree, peacock flower, Delonix regia, Poinciana regia} showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana

{n: scarlet wisteria tree, vegetable hummingbird, Sesbania grandiflora} a softwood tree with lax racemes of usually red or pink flowers; tropical Australia and Asia; naturalized in southern Florida and West Indies

{n: schizopetalon, Schizopetalon walkeri} a dainty South American annual having deeply pinnatifid leaves and racemes of fringed almond-scented purple-white flowers

{n: sea kale, sea cole, Crambe maritima} perennial of coastal sands and shingles of northern Europe and Baltic and Black Seas having racemes of small white flowers and large fleshy blue-green leaves often used as potherbs

{n: silver lace vine, China fleece vine, Russian vine, Polygonum aubertii} twining perennial vine having racemes of fragrant greenish flowers; western China to Russia

{n: smooth darling pea, Swainsona galegifolia} erect or trailing perennial of eastern Australia having axillary racemes of blue to purple or red flowers

{n: snailflower, snail-flower, snail flower, snail bean, corkscrew flower, Vigna caracalla, Phaseolus caracalla} perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus

{n: spotted coral root, Corallorhiza maculata} common coral root having yellowish- or reddish- or purplish-brown leafless stems bearing loose racemes of similarly colored flowers with white purple-spotted lips; Guatemala to Canada

{n: spring beauty, Clatonia lanceolata} small slender plant having one pair of succulent leaves at the middle of the stem and a loose raceme of white or pink or rose bowl-shaped flowers and an edible corm

{n: stanhopea} any of various orchids of the genus Stanhopea having a single large leaf and loose racemes of large fragrant flowers of various colors; Mexico to Brazil

{n: stelis} any of various small tropical American orchids of the genus Stelis having long slender racemes of numerous small to minute flowers

{n: strawberry geranium, strawberry saxifrage, mother-of-thousands, Saxifraga stolonifera, Saxifraga sarmentosam} eastern Asiatic saxifrage with racemes of small red-and-white flowers; spreads by numerous creeping stolons

{n: striped coral root, Corallorhiza striata} nearly leafless wildflower with erect reddish-purple stems bearing racemes of pale pinkish and brownish-striped flowers; western Canada to Mexico

{n: sun pitcher} any of several herbs of Guiana highlands having racemes of nodding white or pink flowers; trap and digest insects in pitcher-shaped leaves with spoon-shaped caps

{n: sweet bells, Leucothoe racemosa} bushy deciduous shrub of the eastern United States with long racemes of pinkish flowers

{n: sweet pepperbush, pepper bush, summer sweet, white alder, Clethra alnifolia} shrub of eastern and southern coastal United States having beautiful racemes of spice-scented white flowers

{n: sweet vetch, Hedysarum boreale} perennial of western United States having racemes of pink to purple flowers followed by flat pods that separate into nearly orbicular joints

{n: tamarisk} any shrub or small tree of the genus Tamarix having small scalelike or needle-shaped leaves and feathery racemes of small white or pinkish flowers; of mostly coastal areas with saline soil

{n: tangle orchid} an orchid of the genus Plectorrhiza having tangled roots and long wiry stems bearing lax racemes of small fragrant green flowers

{n: thyme-leaved speedwell, Veronica serpyllifolia} perennial decumbent herb having small opposite leaves and racemes of blue flowers; throughout Eurasia and the New World

{n: titi, buckwheat tree, Cliftonia monophylla} tree of low-lying coastal areas of southeastern United States having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers

{n: toad lily, Montia chamissoi} a floating or creeping Indian lettuce having terminal racemes of pale rose flowers; wet areas at high elevations of western North America

{n: twayblade, Listera ovata} orchid having a pair of ovate leaves and a long slender raceme of green flowers sometimes tinged red-brown; Europe to central Asia

{n: vanda} any of numerous showy orchids of the genus Vanda having many large flowers in loose racemes

{n: waratah, Telopea Oreades} tall shrub of eastern Australia having oblanceolate to obovate leaves and red flowers in compact racemes

{n: waratah, Telopea speciosissima} straggling shrub with narrow leaves and conspicuous red flowers in dense globular racemes

{n: water lobelia, Lobelia dortmanna} erect perennial aquatic herb of Europe and North America having submerged spongy leaves and pendulous racemes of blue flowers above the water

{n: water shamrock, buckbean, bogbean, bog myrtle, marsh trefoil, Menyanthes trifoliata} perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface

{n: weeping tree broom} small shrubby tree of New Zealand having weeping branches and racemes of white to violet flowers followed by woolly indehiscent two-seeded pods

{n: white false indigo, Baptisia lactea} erect or spreading herb having racemes of creamy white flowers; the eastern United States

{n: white hellebore, American hellebore, Indian poke, bugbane, Veratrum viride} North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally

{n: white snapdragon, Antirrhinum coulterianum} California plant with slender racemes of white flowers

{n: winter hazel, flowering hazel} any of several Asiatic deciduous shrubs cultivated for their nodding racemes of yellow flowers that appear before the leaves

{n: wood sage, Teucrium scorodonia} European germander with one-sided racemes of yellow flowers; naturalized in North America


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