Definition of Genus Silphium

1. Noun. Tall North American perennial herbs.

Exact synonyms: Silphium
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

genus Sesbania
genus Seseli
genus Setaria
genus Setophaga
genus Shigella
genus Shorea
genus Shortia
genus Sialia
genus Sialis
genus Sida
genus Sidalcea
genus Sideritis
genus Sigmodon
genus Silene
genus Sillago
genus Silphium (current term)
genus Silurus
genus Silvia
genus Silybum
genus Simarouba
genus Simulium
genus Sinanthropus
genus Sinapis
genus Sinningia
genus Sinornis
genus Siren
genus Sison
genus Sistrurus
genus Sisymbrium
genus Sisyrinchium

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. ..."

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