Definition of Genus Xyris
1. Noun. Chiefly American marsh plants, having usually yellow flowers.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Xyridaceae, Xyridaceae, Yellow-eyed Grass Family
Member holonyms: Yellow-eyed Grass
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Xyris
Literary usage of Genus Xyris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"The common name of the genus Xyris, a curious rush-like plant, common in New Jersey and southward. See Xyris. Yellow Iris. Iris Pseudo-acorus. ..."
2. The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: Or, Figures and Descriptions of the by John Lindley, William Hutton (1833)
"Obs. One would scarcely think of doubting whether this is Monocotyledonous, so closely does it approach the recent genus Xyris in external characters, ..."
3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1904)
"... which may be vegetable or may be Paleozoic Selachian egg-cases; in either case it is in no wise related to the living genus Xyris, ..."
4. Flora australiensis: a description of the plants of the Australian territory. by George Bentham, Ferdinand von Mueller (1878)
"Character and geographical range of the order the same as that of the typical genus Xyris, in so far as connected with Australia ; how far this character ..."
5. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"... from the genus Xyris, the yellow- eyed grass family (Xyridaceae). Species mostly tropical, but a few in North America. Other examples are the pipewort ..."