Zenobia (plant)

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Zenobia
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Zenobia pulverulenta
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Zenobia

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Zenobia pulverulenta
Binomial name
Zenobia pulverulenta

Zenobia is a genus of small shrubs in the family Ericaceae. There is only one species in this genus — Zenobia pulverulenta from bogs of south-east of USA. The common English name of this plant is Honeycup.

Zenobia pulverulenta

It is an evergreen plant with blue-green leaves and small white flowers in the shape of bells.

The genus was named in honour of Zenobia Septimia (240 — after 274), Queen of Palmira.[1]

Honeycup is cultivated as a garden plant.

References[change | change source]

  1. Smith A. W. A Gardener’s Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins. — Courier Dover Publications, 1997.ISBN 0-486-29715-2, ISBN 978-0-486-29715-6.

Other websites[change | change source]

Wikimedia Commons For more multimedia, go to Category:Zenobia (Ericaceae).
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