blazing star

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blazing star

or

button snakeroot,

any plant of the genus Liatris, showy North American perennials of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family). The blossoms, rosy purple or white, are in somewhat feathery heads along a usually wandlike stalk. Medicinal use has been made of a few species by both Native Americans and settlers. Some are called gayfeather. Blazing star is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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she likes nothing better than dancing at ballet class in a pink tutu with a fairy wand and singing Welsh nursery rhymes she has learned at school.
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Being true to her spirit, she didn't want to wear her fairy hat, but that did look a little silly, and wanted to bash people with her fairy wand (which actually I am secretly very proud of and found extremely funny).
The other is the reversionto-type shown by the decision to wave a fairy wand over the railtracks and set up a not-forprofit trust (with jobs for the boys of course).
Obviously, being threatened with a big stick by this government is no more than being prodded with a fairy wand.