Definition of Scleranthus annuus
1. Noun. Widely distributed low-growing Eurasian herb having narrow leaves and inconspicuous green flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Scleranthus, Scleranthus
Generic synonyms: Weed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scleranthus Annuus
Literary usage of Scleranthus annuus
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Type species : scleranthus annuus L. i. scleranthus annuus L. ... scleranthus annuus L. Sp. PI. 406. 1753. Much branched from long and rather tough roots, ..."
2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1853)
"... scleranthus annuus the flower is sessile between the two branches of a forked stem, each of which again produces a flower sessile between two succeeding ..."
3. A Botanical Materia Medica: Consisting of the Generic and Specific by Jonathan Stokes (1812)
"SCLERANTHUS annuus. Segments of the calyx ovate, acute, when in fruit patulous. Obs. 1441. Near Worcester.—Bot. arrang. 436. Fl. dan. t. 504. Smith engl. t. ..."
4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"scleranthus annuus L. Sp. Pl. 4o6. 1753. Much branched from long and rather tough roots, the branches prostrate or spreading, 3'-5' long, ..."