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.

Exact synonyms: Genus Amsonia
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Amsonia Tabernaemontana, Blue Star

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amsonia

Amphiprion percula
Amphisbaenia
Amphisbaenidae
Amphitrite
Amphitryonic
Amphiumidae
Ampligase
Amrita
Amrita Nadi
Amritsar
Amsinckia
Amsinckia grandiflora
Amsinckia intermedia
Amsler's chart
Amsler test
Amsonia
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Amsterdam
Amsterdam pound
Amsterdam pounds
Amsterdam syndrome
Amsterdamer
Amsterdamers
Amto
Amtrak
Amu-Darya
Amu Dar'ya
Amu Darya
Amu River
Amudarya

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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