Definition of Amsonia
1. Noun. Genus of herbs and subshrubs with milky juice and showy bluish flowers; Europe to Asia Minor to Japan and North America.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Amsonia Tabernaemontana, Blue Star
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Literary usage of Amsonia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"amsonia salicifolia. — Willow-leaved amsonia.—Natives of our southern states. These two species resemble each other somewhat, except one has long, broad, ..."
2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1817)
"The broad-leaved species of amsonia was first discovered in Virginia, by CLAYTON, who gave it its present name. But LINN. ..."
3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Tabernaemontana amsonia. Willden. sp. pi. tp 1246. amsonia latifolia. Michaux amer. 1. p. 121. ... Broad-leaved amsonia. Nat. of North America, ..."
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