Definition of Genus moehringia
1. Noun. Low-growing herbs widely distributed in temperate and Arctic northern hemisphere: sandworts; distinguished from members of the genus Arenaria mainly by having four-petaled rather than five-petaled flowers.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
Member holonyms: Moehringia Lateriflora, Sandwort, Moehringia Mucosa, Sandwort
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Moehringia
Literary usage of Genus moehringia
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1. The Flora of Berkshire: Being a Topographical and Historical Account of the by George Claridge Druce (1897)
"Nyman and other authorities place it in the genus Moehringia. A. serpyllifolia, Linn. Sp. PI. 423 (1753). Thyme-leaved Sandwort, Least Chickweed. ..."