Definition of Descurainia
1. Noun. Includes annual or biennial herbs of America and Europe very similar to and often included among those of genera Sisymbrium or Hugueninia; not recognized in some classification systems.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Member holonyms: Descurainia Pinnata, Tansy Mustard
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Descurainia
Literary usage of Descurainia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. List of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta Growing Without Cultivation in by Botanical Club (1894)
"Descurainia Webb & Barth. Phyt. Can. 1 : 72 (1836). 1928. Descurainia ... Descurainia Sophia (L.) Webb; Prantl in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pfl. Fam. ..."
2. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"P Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl Herb-sophia Herbaceous annual Roadsides, waste ground and ballast. Sophia sophia (L.) Britt. ..."