Definition of Evening-primrose family
1. Noun. A large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Circaea, Genus Circaea, Epilobium, Genus Epilobium, Genus Fuchsia, Genus Oenothera, Oenothera, Evening Primrose
Lexicographical Neighbors of Evening-primrose Family
Literary usage of Evening-primrose family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Family 87. ONAGRACEAE Dumort. Anal. Fam. 36. evening-primrose family. Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs, with alternate or opposite leaves, ..."
2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"(evening-primrose family.) Calyx adherent to the ovary, and often produced into a tube beyond it, 2-6-lobed, valvate in the bud. Petals as many as the lobes ..."
3. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... EVENING PRIMROSE FAMILY. Herbs, or sometimes shrubs, generally without stipules; the parts of the perfect and symmetrical flowers in fours (rarely in ..."
4. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"EVENING PRIMROSE FAMILY Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs, with alternate or opposite leaves, no stipules or mere glands in ..."