Parietaria pennsylvanica
Pellitory Pel"li*to*ry, n. [OE. paritorie, OF. paritoire, F. pari['e]taire; (cf. It. & Sp. parietaria), L. parietaria the parietary, or pellitory, the wall plant, fr. parietarus belonging to the walls, fr. paries, parietis a wall. Cf. {Parietary}.] (Bot.) The common name of the several species of the genus {Parietaria}, low, harmless weeds of the Nettle family; -- also called {wall pellitory}, and {lichwort}. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Parietaria officinalis} is common on old walls in Europe; {Parietaria pennsylvanica} is found in the United States; and six or seven more species are found near the Mediterranean, or in the Orient. [1913 Webster]


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  • Parietaria officinalis — Pellitory Pel li*to*ry, n. [OE. paritorie, OF. paritoire, F. pari[ e]taire; (cf. It. & Sp. parietaria), L. parietaria the parietary, or pellitory, the wall plant, fr. parietarus belonging to the walls, fr. paries, parietis a wall. Cf. {Parietary} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lichwort — Pellitory Pel li*to*ry, n. [OE. paritorie, OF. paritoire, F. pari[ e]taire; (cf. It. & Sp. parietaria), L. parietaria the parietary, or pellitory, the wall plant, fr. parietarus belonging to the walls, fr. paries, parietis a wall. Cf. {Parietary} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pellitory — Pel li*to*ry, n. [OE. paritorie, OF. paritoire, F. pari[ e]taire; (cf. It. & Sp. parietaria), L. parietaria the parietary, or pellitory, the wall plant, fr. parietarus belonging to the walls, fr. paries, parietis a wall. Cf. {Parietary}.] (Bot.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall pellitory — Pellitory Pel li*to*ry, n. [OE. paritorie, OF. paritoire, F. pari[ e]taire; (cf. It. & Sp. parietaria), L. parietaria the parietary, or pellitory, the wall plant, fr. parietarus belonging to the walls, fr. paries, parietis a wall. Cf. {Parietary} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • american pellitory — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : an alternate leaved weed (Parietaria pennsylvanica) of eastern No. America having axillary green flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flora of Ohio — This list includes plants native and introduced to the state of Ohio, designated (N) and (I), respectively. Varieties and subspecies link to their parent species. A * Abies balsamea var. balsamea (N) * Abutilon theophrasti (I) * Acalypha deamii… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Neophyten in Deutschland — Neophyten (griechisch: neos = neu; phyton = Pflanze; Einzahl: Neophyt, Mehrzahl: Neophyta, eingedeutscht Neophyten) sind Pflanzen, die unter bewusster oder unbewusster, direkter oder indirekter Mithilfe des Menschen nach 1492, dem Jahr der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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