Definition of Family saxifragaceae
1. Noun. A large and diverse family of evergreen or deciduous herbs; widely distributed in northern temperate and cold regions; sometimes includes genera of the family Hydrangeaceae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Rosales, Rosales
Member holonyms: Genus Saxifraga, Saxifraga, Genus Astilbe, Genus Bergenia, Boykinia, Genus Boykinia, Chrysosplenium, Genus Chrysosplenium, Darmera, Genus Darmera, Genus Peltiphyllum, Peltiphyllum, Francoa, Genus Francoa, Genus Heuchera, Heuchera, Genus Leptarrhena, Leptarrhena, Genus Lithophragma, Lithophragma, Genus Mitella, Mitella, Genus Parnassia, Genus Suksdorfia, Genus Tellima, Tellima, Genus Tiarella, Tiarella, Genus Tolmiea, Tolmiea
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Saxifragaceae
Literary usage of Family saxifragaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"Closely related to the Rose family is the Saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae), the family to which the Gooseberry, Currant, Syringa, and Hydrangea belong. ..."
2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae), containing a number of species. Example, Saxifraga virginiensis. ..."
3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae), containing a number of species. Example, Saxifraga virginiensis. The gooseberry family (Grossulariaceae), ..."
4. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family SAXIFRAGACEAE. Saxifrage Family. A moderate-sized family including many perennial herbs used in gardening; the source of gooseberries and garden ..."