Definition of Genus Silphium
1. Noun. Tall North American perennial herbs.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Rosinweed, Silphium Laciniatum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Silphium
Literary usage of Genus Silphium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"4, the fruit, natural size and enlarged ; 5, a seedling. COMPASS-PLANTS Natural Order COMPOSITE. genus Silphium SILPHIUM (from ..."
2. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1877)
"... of the genus Silphium, to which the well-known " compass weed " of the Western prairies belongs. It is used more particularly in cases of phthisis, and, ..."
3. The Treatment of Hay Fever by Rosin-weed, Ichthyol and Faradic Electricity by George Frederick Laidlaw (1917)
"... is a general name for all species of the genus silphium of which there are more than twenty species; some of these species, however, have special names. ..."