Definition of Narthecium
1. Noun. Bog asphodels; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Bog Asphodel
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Literary usage of Narthecium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1871)
"Pharm. 14, 345 ; N. Br. Arch. 105, 257; Kopp's Jahresber. 1860, 545). Concerning the poisonous properties of narthecium ossifragum, ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"1788 narthecium pubens Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. 1: 2o9. ... [narthecium Juss. Gen. 47. 1789.] Perennial herbs, with creeping or horizontal rootstocks, ..."
3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Molinia was dominant and narthecium ossifragum was present. ... The connection with narthecium was demonstrated by Ender by placing two groups of ..."
4. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New-York by N.Y. Lyceum of Natural History (New York, New York Academy of Sciences (1848)
"narthecium, Juss. gen. p. 47 ; Lam. ill. gen. t. 268 ; Michx.fl. p. 209. ... narthecium Huds. quod ob stylos in unicum ..."