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.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calandrinia

Caladium bicolor
Calamagrostic quadriseta
Calamagrostis acutiflora
Calamintha grandiflora
Calamintha nepeta
Calamintha nepeta glantulosa
Calamintha sylvatica
Calamity Jane
Calamus australis
Calamus penna
Calamus rotang
Calandrinia (current term)
Calandrinia ciliata
Calayan rail
Calayan rails
Calculus Surface Index
Caldani's ligament
Calderon de la Barca
Caldwell-Luc operation

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 ..."

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