Definition of Rockfoil
1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Saxifraga, Saxifraga
Specialized synonyms: Saxifraga Aizoides, Yellow Mountain Saxifrage, Fair-maids-of-france, Meadow Saxifrage, Saxifraga Granulata, Mossy Saxifrage, Saxifraga Hypnoides, Saxifraga Occidentalis, Western Saxifrage, Purple Saxifrage, Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Saxifraga Stellaris, Star Saxifrage, Starry Saxifrage, Mother-of-thousands, Saxifraga Sarmentosam, Saxifraga Stolonifera, Strawberry Geranium, Strawberry Saxifrage
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Literary usage of Rockfoil
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"Many market growers have large stocks of this rockfoil in pots. ... Little tufts of this rockfoil form in early spring masses of bright yellow flowers set ..."
2. Alpine Flowers for Gardens: Rock, Wall, Marsh Plants, and Mountain Shrubs by William Robinson (1910)
"S. Andrewsii (Andrew's rockfoil).— This British plant is considered by some botanists to be ... S. biflora (Two-flowered rockfoil).—A beautiful dwarf kind, ..."
3. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"Many market growers have large stocks of this rockfoil in pots. ... Little turcs of this rockfoil form in early spring masses of bright yellow flowers set ..."
4. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1900)
"Little tufts of this rockfoil form in early spring masses of bright yellow flowers set in light green, glossy, ivy-like leaves, the whole not -above 3 in. ..."
5. The English Flower Garden and Pleasure Ground: Design and Arrangement Shown by William Robinson (1899)
"This rockfoil is often grown in pots, but it flourishes as freely as any native plant, and is best perhaps when exposed to the full sun. ..."
6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"rockfoil. Chiefly perennial herbs, but a few species are annual and a few others biennial, while some others are ..."