Definition of Genus Xyris

1. Noun. Chiefly American marsh plants, having usually yellow flowers.

Exact synonyms: Xyris
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

genus Xanthosoma
genus Xenicus
genus Xenopus
genus Xenorhyncus
genus Xenosaurus
genus Xeranthemum
genus Xerobates
genus Xerophyllum
genus Xiphias
genus Xylaria
genus Xylocopa
genus Xylomelum
genus Xylopia
genus Xylosma
genus Xyphophorus
genus Xyris (current term)
genus Yucca
genus Zaglossus
genus Zalophus
genus Zamia
genus Zannichellia
genus Zantedeschia
genus Zanthoxylum
genus Zapus
genus Zea
genus Zenaidura
genus Zerumbet
genus Zeus
genus Zigadenus
genus Zingiber

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 ..."

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