Definition of Genus Helianthus
1. Noun. Genus of tall erect or branched American annual or perennial herbs with showy flowers: sunflowers.
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Helianthus, Sunflower
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Helianthus
Literary usage of Genus Helianthus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"Similarly, the daisies (genus Bellis), the sunflowers (genus Helianthus), the dandelions (genus Taraxacum), and many similar genera are grouped into one ..."
2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1915)
"One is to merge all the species in a single genus, Helianthus; the other to restrict Helianthus to the annual species such as H. annuus, lenticularis, ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"SUNFLOWER, the common name of the New World plants belonging to the large composite genus Helianthus, so called because their golden-rayed heads are likened ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"A plant of the genus Helianthus, so named from its showy golden radiate heads. The common or annual sunflower is H. ..."
5. Supplement to Encyclopædia Britannica (ninth Edition): A Dictionary of Arts (1891)
"SUNFLOWER, a common American plant of the order Composite, genus Helianthus, of which there are about fifty species in North America. ..."
6. Bulletin of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1889)
"... said he had chosen for his subject the genus Helianthus and allied plants, having had it suggested by the interest that has been given of late, ..."