galax

Definitions:

  • An evergreen perennial plant <em>(Galax urceolata)</em> of the eastern United States, having a rosette of glossy, heart-shaped leaves and tall spikelike racemes of small white flowers.
  • A genus of plants, referred to the natural order <em>Diapensiaceæ</em>, of a single species, <em>G. aphylla</em>, found in open woods from Virginia to Georgia.
  • The plant <em>Galax aphylla</em>, known also as <internalXref urlencoded="galaxy">galaxy</internalXref> and <em>beetle-weed.</em> Because of its persistent shining leaves galax is gathered in large quantities and sold by florists for ornamental purposes.
  • tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
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