Definition of Genus lychnis
1. Noun. Genus of plants strongly resembling those of genus Silene: catchfly.
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
Member holonyms: Catchfly, Lychnis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lychnis
Literary usage of Genus lychnis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... genus Lychnis. The typo of the group is the Rose Campion, Lychnis coronaria, a native of S. Europe, commonly cultivated for Its beauty. ..."
2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"... with an enlarged section (1), the seed (2), and seedling (3). CAMPIONS Natural Order CARYOPHYLLEA:. genus lychnis LYCHNIS (Greek, ..."
3. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1849)
"... may perhaps be reasonably considered as a species of the genus Lychnis, commonly known as the Rose-campion. The 11. ..."
4. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"They are closely allied to that group of the genus Lychnis which includes L. affinis, triflora, ..."
5. The Supplement to the Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of by George Long, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1846)
"The other British species of the genus Lychnis are : L. Git/nago, the Corn-cockle, a pretty plant ..."