Definition of Meadow-beauty family
1. Noun. A family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Genus Melastoma, Melastoma, Genus Medinilla, Medinilla, Genus Rhexia, Rhexia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Meadow-beauty Family
Literary usage of Meadow-beauty family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"1818. i meadow-beauty family. Herbs (shrubs or trees in tropical regions), with opposite 3-g-nerved simple leaves, and regular perfect, often showy, ..."
2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"... it has been imported from eastern Asia. When well grown and hung with its deep pink, crinkly- bloom it is very beautiful. THE MEADOW=BEAUTY FAMILY. ..."
3. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"... Deer Grass (Rhexia Virginica) meadow-beauty family Flowers—Purplish pink, i to i>2 in. across, pedicelled, clustered at top of stem. ..."
4. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"... MEADOW BEAUTY FAMILY. 1. RHEXIA L. Stems terete : leaf-blades relatively narrow, mainly short-petioled. i. R. Mariana. Stems angled : leaf-blades ..."
5. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"... Deer Grass (Rhexia Virginica) meadow-beauty family Flowers—Purplish pink, i to i}£ in. across, pedicelled, clustered at top of stem. ..."
6. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"It belongs to the meadow-beauty family, few species of which occur in cool regions; it is largely represented in warm temperate and tropical regions, ..."