piggyback plant

piggyback plant
noun
vigorous perennial herb with flowers in erect racemes and having young plants develop at the junction of a leaf blade and the leafstalk
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Tolmiea, ↑genus Tolmiea

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variant of pickaback plant

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a plant, Tolmiea menziesii, of the saxifrage family, native to western North America, that produces new plants at the base of its broad, hairy leaves and that is popular as a houseplant. Also called pickaback plant.

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