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2012-06-15 05:14:09

Symbol: LIPR Group: Dicot Family: Linaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ADPR Adenolinum pratense (Norton) W.A. Weber   LILEP Linum lewisii Pursh var. pratense Norton Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

2012-06-15 06:39:12

Symbol: HYSCN Group: Dicot Family: Clusiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   HYFON Hypericum formosum Kunth var. nortoniae (M.E. Jones) C.L. Hitchc.   HYNO2 Hypericum nortoniae M.E. Jones Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CO, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'