Definition of Fair-maids-of-france
1. Noun. Rosette-forming perennial having compact panicles of white flowers; Europe.
Group relationships: Genus Saxifraga, Saxifraga
Generic synonyms: Breakstone, Rockfoil, Saxifrage
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Literary usage of Fair-maids-of-france
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1. The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches by Esther Baldwin York (1906)
"Fair Maids of France "(Ranunculus ... The latter end of the nineteenth century marked a great change in FAIR MAIDS OF FRANCE (RANUNCULUS ACONITIFOLIUS) ..."
2. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1901)
"The double-flowered variety which is known as Fair Maids of France is a pretty ... (Fair Maids of France). for several weeks in early summer covered with ..."
3. American Gardener's Calendar: Adapted to the Climates and Seasons of the by Bernard M'Mahon (1806)
"It may now be propagated in like manner as the other species. The fair Maids of France. The double flowering variety of the Ranunculus ..."
4. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"... is known in Britain as " Fair Maids of France" and " Fair Maids of Kent," and, with the foregoing species, is an excellent and ornamental border plant, ..."
5. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"The double variety—flore pleno— popularly known as the ' Fair Maids of France ' has pure snow-white flowers over half an inch across, and as symmetrical in ..."