1. Any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris in the composite family, having small discoid flower heads grouped in a dense raceme or panicle.Also called gayfeather.
2. A rhizomatous dioecious herb (Chamaelirium luteum) having long racemes of small white flowers.Also called devil's bit, fairywand.
3. A biennial plant (Mentzelia laevicaulis) of western North America, having large, star-shaped, pale-yellow flowers.
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