Definition of Genus Helenium
1. Noun. Genus of American herbs with flowers having yellow rays: sneezeweeds.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Sneezeweed
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Helenium
Literary usage of Genus Helenium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"Medical properties: Acrid, tonic, diuretic, anti- spasmodic ; in large doses, emetic. genus Helenium (Sneeze-weed). ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1908)
"The genus Helenium contains some twenty-two species; fifteen are chiefly southern, extending westward to the prairies, two of which reach as far north as ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"SNEEZE-WEED, any one of the composite genus Helenium, as H. autumnale, a tall, rank- growing sunflower-like plant. It has a few long-rayed yellow heads, ..."
4. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"The curious American genus Helenium, of which one tall growing species (H. autumnale) is quite common in wet places, flowering from August to September, ..."
5. A Year-book of Therapeutics, Pharmacy & Allied Sciences by Horatio C. Wood (1873)
"... poisonous properties of some of the American plants of the genus Helenium, especially H. tenuifolium, Nutt. He quotes Dr. Galloway, of Kosciusko, Miss., ..."
6. Plant Inventory by Agricultural Research Center-West (U.S.), United States Division of Botany, Horticultural Crops Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States, United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Northeastern Regi (1914)
"Since Cephalophora is now considered merely a section of the genus Helenium, it is necessary to use the name Helenium glaucum, which seems never to have ..."