Definition of Genus scrophularia
1. Noun. Type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family, Foxglove Family, Scrophulariaceae
Member holonyms: Figwort
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Scrophularia
Literary usage of Genus scrophularia
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1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"... name from the genus Scrophularia which is said to be so named because used for the cure of scrofula. The plants of this genus have long been known as ..."
2. Illustrations of South American Plants by John Miers (1850)
"On the other hand it should be borne in mind, that this peculiar character exists also in the genus Scrophularia itself, the flowers of which exhibit often ..."
3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"The genus Scrophularia, type of the family, derives its name from the property which the roots were supposed to possess for curing scrofula. ..."
4. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"... in the genus Scrophularia one stamen of the five is present in a reduced condition, while this stamen is wanting in Digitalis; in Gratiola two fertile ..."
5. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... and the genus Scrophularia may be taken as examples of the eighth group. Their flowers are horizontally placed. At first the straight style rises out of ..."