Definition of Genus erigeron
1. Noun. Cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble asters; leaves occasionally (especially formerly) used medicinally.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Fleabane
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Erigeron
Literary usage of Genus erigeron
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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"In discussing the genus Erigeron the author says: " It can be limited only by taking into account a combination of characters, and insisting here upon one, ..."
2. Companion to the Botanical Magazine: Being a Journal, Containing Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1836)
"This seems to have as much claim to a place in the genus Erigeron as in Aster : and in some flowers, the florets of the ray appear ..."
3. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"Medical properties: Antispasmodic, alterative, antirheumatic, aromatic, tonic, nervine, diuretic. genus erigeron ..."
4. Studies Scientific & Social by Alfred Russel Wallace (1900)
"Handsome composites abound, especially the genus Erigeron, with a number of peculiar forms, while the beautiful butterfly-tulips of California (Calochortus) ..."
5. Studies Scientific & Social by Alfred Russel Wallace (1900)
"Handsome composites abound, especially the genus Erigeron, with a number of peculiar forms, while the beautiful butterfly-tulips of California ..."