Definition of Family Onagraceae
1. Noun. A large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Circaea, Genus Circaea, Epilobium, Genus Epilobium, Genus Fuchsia, Genus Oenothera, Oenothera, Evening Primrose
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Onagraceae
Literary usage of Family Onagraceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"1222. Order Myrtales.—Land, marsh, or aquatic plants. The most conspicuous are in the evening primrose family (Onagraceae), including the ..."
2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"family Onagraceae. Evening-primrose Family. They are annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs, with alternate or opposite exstipulate leaves, and axillary ..."