Definition of Genus Liatris
1. Noun. Genus of perennial North American herbs with aromatic usually cormous roots.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Blazing Star, Button Snakeroot, Gay-feather, Gayfeather, Snakeroot
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Liatris
Literary usage of Genus Liatris
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1. Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States: Or, Medical Botany by William Paul Crillon Barton (1818)
"All the tuberous rooted species of the genus Liatris are active plants, and seem to be uniformly diuretic. The Liatris macrostachya is already noticed in ..."
2. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1845)
"I may instance the genus Liatris, great favourites of mine, and of which I can send you six or eight species. For the last few weeks, I have been enchanted ..."
3. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1880)
"I mention a pretty and interesting genus, Liatris, bere, because it flowers when the Orchis is over, and at first sight may easily be mistaken for a purple ..."