Definition of Onagraceae
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 Onagraceae
Literary usage of Onagraceae
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, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"... straight, back not spurred. In swamps, Maryland to Florida and Louisiana. June-Aug. Family 98. onagraceae Dumort. Anal. 5 Fain. 36. 1829. ..."
2. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"... and small yellow orange- centered flowers, common in cultivated ground and old fields. The minute, grayish seeds are much used for 1'ood. onagraceae ..."
3. The Medical Times and Gazette (1863)
"... of the flower and fruit, that the fact should hem eforth be comprised in the descriptive characters of our plante of those orders. 5. onagraceae and ..."
4. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"onagraceae Dumort. EVENING PRIMROSE FAMILY Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs, with alternate or opposite leaves, no stipules or mere glands in their ..."