Definition of Layia
1. Noun. Genus of western United States annuals with showy yellow or white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Layia Platyglossa, Tidy Tips, Tidytips
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Layia
Literary usage of Layia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Layia, Hook, fc Am. Head many-flowered, heterogamous, with 8 to 20 pistillate rays and numerous perfect disk-flowers, all fertile, except occasionally some ..."
2. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey: Made Under the by United States Department of the Interior, William Hemsley Emory, Spencer Fullerton Baird, Charles Frederic Girard, Timothy Abbott Conrad, George Engelmann, James Hall, Charles Christopher Parry, Arthur Carl Victor Schott, John Torrey (1858)
"Monterey, California; in grassy places • Parry, etc Layia ... California; Parry. Remarkable for its very short rays. Layia ..."
3. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1893)
"It should be noted that the priority of this genus over the leguminous Layia of Hooker and Arnott rests upon the statement : ' "If this were to form a now ..."
4. Memoirs by American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Southern California Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences (1849)
"A more striking case of diversity in the pappus of plants which are otherwise almost undistinguishable occurs in Layia, Hook. ..."
5. Biennial Report by South Dakota, California State Board of Horticulture, State Athletic Commission (1890)
"The California layia (Layia elegans) is a beautiful, hardy annual, ... Layia xanti is found on the borders of the Mohave and Colorado Deserts, ..."
6. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1901)
"(Layia glandulosa H. & A.) Antioch; Southern California. ... (Layia elegans T. & G.) white, the villous hairs copious but much shorter than the awn-like ..."
7. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1891)
"Mission Hills, South San Francisco. March—May. 255. Layia PLATYGLOSSA (Fisch. & Mey. Ind. Sem. Hort. Pe- trop. ii, 31). Common. April—June. " Tidy-tips. ..."