Definition of Calandrinia
1. Noun. Large genus of low-growing herbs; widespread throughout tropical and warm temperate regions having usually basal leaves and panicles of purplish ephemeral flowers.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Portulacaceae, Portulacaceae, Purslane Family
Member holonyms: Rock Purslane, Calandrinia Ciliata, Red Maids, Redmaids
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calandrinia
Literary usage of Calandrinia
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 (1856)
"Flowers deep orange, and continue all the season. Some of the double varieties are very handsome. Calandrinia. Calandrinia grandiflora. ..."
2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1895)
"Calandrinia maritima. And all the species examined of Portulaca and Talinum. ... Claytonia linearis. Claytonia lanceolata. Lewisia rediviva. Calandrinia ..."
3. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"Calandrinia DISCOLOR (two-coloured). Stems, 12 to 18 inches. Leaves oblong or lance-shaped, glaucous, mostly from the root, green above, purplish beneath. ..."
4. Handbook of Hardy Herbaceous and Alpine Flowers by William Sutherland (1871)
"It is Calandrinia umbellata, and though classed amongst hardy perennials in trade catalogues, it is only hardy in very favoured situations. ..."
5. The Genesee Farmer (1851)
"It is well adapted for rockwork. It may be sown t« or three times during the season, and at any time from April to July. Calandrinia Grandiflora is another ..."