Definition of Prenanthes
1. Noun. Genus of North American and Asiatic perennial herbs having pinnatisect leaves small heads of drooping yellowish to purple flowers; sometimes includes species often placed in genus Nabalus.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Prenanthes Purpurea, Rattlesnake Root
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prenanthes
Literary usage of Prenanthes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1894)
"Prenanthes L. Sp. PI. 797 (1753). 4318. Prenanthes alba L. Sp. PI. 798 (1753). ... 4324. Prenanthes racemosa Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. 2: 84 (1803). ..."
2. The Paradisus Londinensis: Or Coloured Figures of Plants Cultivated in the ...by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker (1807)
"The genus Prenanthes was established by VAILLANT in the Memoirs of the French Academy for the year 1/21. LINNE, as appears both in the ..."