Definition of Besseya

1. Noun. Genus of North American spring wildflowers.

Exact synonyms: Genus Besseya
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

Bess
Bessarabia
Bessarabian
Bessarabians
Bessel
Bessel function
Bessel functions
Bessemer
Bessemer converter
Bessemer process
Bessemer steel
Bessemer steels
Bessera
Bessera elegans
Besserwisser
Besseya
Besseya alpina
Bessie
Bessie Smith
Bessy
Bessy cerca
Best
Best's carmine stain
Best's disease
Best and Greatest
Besòs
Beta
Beta Canis Majoris
Beta Centauri
Beta Crucis

Literary usage of Besseya

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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. ..."

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