Definition of Genus Sisymbrium
1. Noun. Genus of Old World annual or biennial or perennial herbs with racemose flowers; many are considered to be weeds.
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Member holonyms: Hedge Mustard, Sisymbrium Officinale
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sisymbrium
Literary usage of Genus Sisymbrium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1901)
"In his monograph of the genus Sisymbrium Eugène Fournier described in 1865 ' a new species, ..."
2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"A genus of plants of the natural order Crucifera, closely allied to Sisymbrium and Erysimum, and ranked by some botanists in the genus Sisymbrium. ..."
3. Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation: Lectures Delivered at the by Hugo de Vries (1905)
"Coming now to particular instances, we may turn our attention in the first place to the genus Sisymbrium. This is a group of about 50 species, ..."
4. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1838)
"It has but little resemblance to any except a small section, (Arabidopsis,) to the genus Sisymbrium, all of which have white flowers. ..."
5. The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine by Edward Hungerford Goddard, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1860)
"This species is ranked by some botanists in the genus Sisymbrium and Erysimum, but differing from both in having the stalks of the seeds flat and winged. ..."