Definition of Phlox family
1. Noun. A widely distributed family of chiefly herbaceous plants of the order Polemoniales; often have showy flowers.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Genus Polemonium, Genus Phlox, Genus Linanthus, Linanthus
Derivative terms: Polemoniaceous
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phlox Family
Literary usage of Phlox 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, Addison Brown (1898)
"phlox family. Herbs, some species slightly woody, with alternate or opposite entire lobed or dissected leaves. Flowers perfect, corymbose-capitate, ..."
2. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... POLEMONIUM or phlox family. Ours mostly herbs, with regular flowers, persistent 5-cleft calyx, the б lobes of the ..."
3. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... POLEMONIUM or phlox family. Ours mostly herbs, with regular flowers, persistent 5-cleft calyx, the 5 lobes of the ..."
4. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"phlox family Herbs with alternate or opposite leaves and regular 5-merous flowers. Calyx persistent, imbricated. Corolla convolute in the bud. ..."
5. Flora of Miami: Being Descriptions of the Seed-plants Growing Naturally on by John Kunkel Small (1913)
"phlox family. Annual or perennial herbs, or woody plants. Leaves opposite or alternate: blades various. Flowers perfect, in variously disposed cymes. ..."