Definition of Moehringia
1. Noun. Low-growing herbs widely distributed in temperate and Arctic northern hemisphere: sandworts; distinguished from members of the genus Arenaria mainly by having four-petaled rather than five-petaled flowers.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
Member holonyms: Moehringia Lateriflora, Sandwort, Moehringia Mucosa, Sandwort
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moehringia
Literary usage of Moehringia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pamphlets on Forestry in Washington (1906)
"moehringia lateriflora (L.) Fenzl, Verbr. Alsin. 18. 1833. ... moehringia macrophylla (Hook.) Torr. Bot. Wilkes Exped. 246. 1874. ..."
2. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"(moehringia Fenzl.) — Gravelly shores, thickets, etc., Nfd. to Pa., Mo., ... Similar; leaves lance-oblong, acute; sepals lanceolate, acuminate. (moehringia ..."