Definition of Besseya
1. Noun. Genus of North American spring wildflowers.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family, Foxglove Family, Scrophulariaceae
Member holonyms: Kitten-tails
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Besseya
Literary usage of Besseya
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1902)
"1846 besseya. This genus was based on 5. reniformis. S. rubra was also included in the genus by ... besseya gen. nov. Low perennials with a thick rootstock. ..."
2. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter, Aven Nelson (1909)
"... not confluent at the apex. Style filiform, with small capitate stigma. Capsule compressed, obtuse or emarginate.—(besseya Rydb.) Corolla wanting 1. ..."