Definition of Genus Phacelia
1. Noun. American herbs with usually pinnatifid leaves and blue or purple or white flowers in scorpioid cymes.
Group relationships: Family Hydrophyllaceae, Hydrophyllaceae, Waterleaf Family
Member holonyms: Phacelia, Scorpion Weed, Scorpionweed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Phacelia
Literary usage of Genus Phacelia
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1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... and Cosman- thus are regarded as only sections of the genus Phacelia. It scarcely differs from the latter, but in its fringed corolla and procumbent ..."
2. Studies Scientific & Social by Alfred Russel Wallace (1900)
"The elegant genus Phacelia is not uncommon, though its chief development is in California, and the moist valley bottoms are often blue with the well-known ..."
3. Studies Scientific & Social by Alfred Russel Wallace (1900)
"... whose crimson or scarlet bracts form one of the greatest ornaments of thé higher woods and pastures. The elegant genus Phacelia is not uncommon, ..."
4. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.: Horticultural Hall by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1885)
"In Ipomea purpurea we have a climbing plant of great beauty. Everybody is familiar with the stately Helianthus annuus. The genus Phacelia is quite extensive ..."
5. The Wild Flowers of California, Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1897)
"It is needless to say that this is not a true heliotrope, but belongs to the closely allied genus, Phacelia. The specific name, tanacetifolia, meaning with ..."
6. Muhlenbergia: A Journal of Botany edited by Amos Arthur Heller, Patrick Beveridge Kennedy (1906)
"The type was collected by Kellogg and Brannan at Cisco, July 6, 1870. In transferring this plant to the genus Phacelia, Gray changed the specific name, ..."
7. With the Flowers and Trees in California by Charles Francis Saunders (1914)
"... for although the genus Phacelia is not even in the same family with the heliotropes, the learned 1 Some botanists are disposed to break the genus Gilia ..."