Definition of Malcolmia maritima
1. Noun. Erect branching herb cultivated for its loose racemes of fragrant white or pink or red or lilac flowers; native to sands and sea cliffs of southwestern Greece and southern Albania.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Malcolmia Maritima
Literary usage of Malcolmia maritima
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, F. W. Oliver (1895)
"... s Flower of malcolmia maritima with the front sepal, the two front petals, and two stamens cut away; the visible portion of the ovary bearing a ..."
2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"'As it generally flourishes in exhausted soil.' Leigh's Glossary. Pretty-and-Little. malcolmia maritima, Br. Dee. Friend. PRETTY BETSY. ..."
3. Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure by Nils Jönsson-Rose (1897)
"Virginian Stock, malcolmia maritima.—A pretty annual six or eight inches high. Stems simple, with narrow, spathulate leaves and racemes of white, rose, ..."