Definition of Genus Madia
1. Noun. Genus of sticky herbs with yellow flowers open in morning or evening but closed in bright light.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Tarweed, Common Madia, Common Tarweed, Madia Elegans
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Madia
Literary usage of Genus Madia
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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Any one of various glandular, viscid, and heavy-scented plants of the genus Madia, of the similar ..."
2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1906)
"In 1836 De Candolle observed that Cassini's description had been founded on a teratological form of the Pacific-American genus Madia, remarking, ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1917)
"Stachys ciliata, common in wet thickets, has an odor less pungent, but extremely heavy and unpleasant. The genus Madia, usually known as tar-weed (although ..."
4. Young Lady's Book of Botany (1840)
"We give a figure of a very handsome Chilian genus (Madia elegans), on PI. 38; a, a floret of the ray ; 1, a portion of the involucre attached to the base of ..."