Definition of Loosestrife family
1. Noun. Herbs and shrubs and small trees with pink or purple flowers.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Genus Lythrum, Lythrum, Genus Lagerstroemia, Lagerstroemia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loosestrife Family
Literary usage of Loosestrife family
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)
"loosestrife family. 1836. Herbs, shrubs, or often trees in tropical regions, mostly with opposite leaves and solitary or clustered mostly axillary perfect ..."
2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"... is distinguished by its very small greenish yellow flowers and its obtusely thrice and spreading lobed leaves. THE loosestrife family. ..."
3. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... loosestrife family. Trees or herbs with the 1-4-colled, many-seeded ovary and pod usually freo, from, but mostly inclosed in, the tube of the calyx, ..."
4. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"is the loosestrife family, represented by the purple loosestrife, a native of Europe, ... Along the brook, not far from the loosestrife family, ..."
5. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... loosestrife family. Trees or herbs with the 1-4-celled, many-seeded ovary and pod usually free from, but mostly inclosed in, the tube of the calyx, ..."