figwort family


figwort family
the plant family Scrophulariaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants and shrubs having alternate or opposite leaves, often showy two-lipped or irregular flowers, fruit in the form of a capsule or berry, and including the figwort, foxglove, Indian paintbrush, mullein, speedwell, and snapdragon.

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  • figwort family — noun a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales • Syn: ↑Scrophulariaceae, ↑family… …   Useful english dictionary

  • figwort — [fig′wʉrt΄] adj. designating a large family (Scrophulariaceae, order Scrophulariales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the foxglove and snapdragon n. any of a genus (Scrophularia) of plants of the figwort family, with square stems and small… …   English World dictionary

  • family Scrophulariaceae — noun a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales • Syn: ↑Scrophulariaceae, ↑figwort… …   Useful english dictionary

  • figwort — /fig werrt , wawrt /, n. any of numerous tall, usually coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia, having a terminal cluster of small greenish brown to purplish brown flowers. [1540 50; FIG1 + WORT2] * * * Any of about 200 species of coarse …   Universalium

  • figwort — noun Date: 1548 any of a genus (Scrophularia) of chiefly herbaceous often fetid plants of the snapdragon family with terminal cymes of small purple, yellow, or greenish flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ningpo figwort — Taxobox name = Ningpo figwort regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Scrophulariaceae genus = Scrophularia species = S. ningpoensis binomial = Scrophularia ningpoensis binomial authority = Hemsl …   Wikipedia

  • foxglove family — noun a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales • Syn: ↑Scrophulariaceae, ↑family… …   Useful english dictionary

  • asterid dicot family — noun family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Hyponyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑family Asteraceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of Canadian plants by family S — Main page: List of Canadian plants by familyFamilies: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I J K | L | M | N | O | P Q | R | S | T | U V W | X Y Z Salicaceae * Populus angustifolia narrowleaf cottonwood * Populus balsamifera balsam poplar * Populus… …   Wikipedia

  • Scrophulariaceae — Taxobox name = Figwort family image width = 240px image caption = Scrophularia nodosa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Scrophulariaceae familia authority = Juss. subdivision ranks = Genera …   Wikipedia


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