Definition of Scrophulariaceae
1. Noun. A family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Genus Scrophularia, Scrophularia, Antirrhinum, Genus Antirrhinum, Besseya, Genus Besseya, Aureolaria, Genus Aureolaria, Genus Calceolaria, Castilleia, Castilleja, Genus Castilleia, Genus Castilleja, Chelone, Genus Chelone, Collinsia, Genus Collinsia, Culver's Physic, Culver's Root, Culvers Physic, Culvers Root, Veronicastrum Virginicum, Whorlywort, Genus Digitalis, Genus Gerardia, Agalinis, Genus Agalinis, Genus Linaria, Linaria, Genus Penstemon, Penstemon, Genus Verbascum, Verbascum, Genus Veronica
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrophulariaceae
Literary usage of Scrophulariaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"'"PHE Scrophulariaceae comprises some 2500 different species ••• very widely distributed ... In the Scrophulariaceae this is a many-seeded two-celled pod; ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1921)
"... \V. Scrophulariaceae of Colombia—1. Pennock, Naomi, elected a member, 111 1'il-l.ry. ... Scrophulariaceae ..."
3. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"FIGWORT FAMILY (Scrophulariaceae) Great Mullein; Velvet or Flannel Plant; Mullein Dock; Aaron's Rod Verbascum Thapsus Flowers—Yellow, 1 in. across or less, ..."