Definition of Saxifragaceae
1. Noun. A large and diverse family of evergreen or deciduous herbs; widely distributed in northern temperate and cold regions; sometimes includes genera of the family Hydrangeaceae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Rosales, Rosales
Member holonyms: Genus Saxifraga, Saxifraga, Genus Astilbe, Genus Bergenia, Boykinia, Genus Boykinia, Chrysosplenium, Genus Chrysosplenium, Darmera, Genus Darmera, Genus Peltiphyllum, Peltiphyllum, Francoa, Genus Francoa, Genus Heuchera, Heuchera, Genus Leptarrhena, Leptarrhena, Genus Lithophragma, Lithophragma, Genus Mitella, Mitella, Genus Parnassia, Genus Suksdorfia, Genus Tellima, Tellima, Genus Tiarella, Tiarella, Genus Tolmiea, Tolmiea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saxifragaceae
Literary usage of Saxifragaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"In wet places, mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. July-Sept. Family 47. Saxifragaceae Dumort. Anal. Fam. 36. 1829. ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Saxifragaceae Dumort. Anal. Fain. 36. 1829. SAXIFRAGE FAMILY. Herbs, shrubs, vines, or trees, with basal or alternate or opposite leaves. ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Saxifragaceae Dumort. Anal. Fam. 36. 1829. SAXIFRAGE FAMILY. Herbs, shrubs, vines, or trees, with basal or alternate or opposite leaves. ..."
4. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"... upland soils, often as a weed in cultivated fields. The seeds, called chep'-sam, are parched and ground for food. Saxifragaceae Philadelphia lewisii ..."
5. Flora of Vermont: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by Ezra Brainerd, Vermont Botanical Club, Lewis Ralph Jones, Willard Webster Eggleston (1900)
"Fields and roadsides; common. Saxifragaceae. SAXIFRAGE FAMILY CHRYSOSPLENIUM C. Americanum, Schwein. Wet shady places ; common. MITELLA. ..."