Definition of Genus gnaphalium
1. Noun. Large widely distributed genus of coarse hairy herbs with whitish involucres.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Cudweed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Gnaphalium
Literary usage of Genus gnaphalium
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1. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals. by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"The everlasting flowers were formerly nearly all classed with those of the genus Gnaphalium or cudweed ; from which they differ essentially in wanting the ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... and may be kept for a long time. They are also known as everlasting flowers. The genus Gnaphalium has about 120 widely distributed species, ..."
3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Francis Wall Oliver, Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Marian (Balfour) Busk (1895)
"The Mountain Cudweed (Gnaphalium dioicum) and the closely allied species of the same genus, Gnaphalium alpinum and ..."