leadwort family

lead′wort fam`ily
n.
pln a family, Plumbaginaceae, of shrubs and nonwoody plants, having basal or alternate leaves and spikes of tubular flowers: includes leadwort, sea lavender, statice, and thrift

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  • leadwort family — noun perennial herbs and shrubs and lianas; cosmopolitan especially in saltwater areas • Syn: ↑Plumbaginaceae, ↑family Plumbaginaceae, ↑sea lavender family • Derivationally related forms: ↑plumbaginaceous (for: ↑Plumbaginaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • leadwort family — the plant family Plumbaginaceae, characterized by shrubs and herbaceous plants of seacoasts and semiarid regions, having basal or alternate leaves, spikelike clusters of tubular flowers, and dry, one seeded fruit, and including leadwort, sea… …   Universalium

  • family Plumbaginaceae — noun perennial herbs and shrubs and lianas; cosmopolitan especially in saltwater areas • Syn: ↑Plumbaginaceae, ↑leadwort family, ↑sea lavender family • Derivationally related forms: ↑plumbaginaceous (for: ↑Plumbaginaceae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leadwort — is a common name for flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae, in particular those in the genera: * Ceratostigma * Plumbago …   Wikipedia

  • leadwort — [led′wʉrt΄] n. [ LEAD2 + WORT2] any of several shrubby plants (genus Plumbago) of a family (Plumbaginaceae, order Plumbaginales) of dicotyledonous plants grown for their ornamental white, blue, or red flowers, esp. in warm climates …   English World dictionary

  • dicot family — noun family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination • Syn: ↑magnoliopsid family • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family, ↑hamamelid dicot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnoliopsid family — noun family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination • Syn: ↑dicot family • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family, ↑hamamelid dicot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea-lavender family — noun perennial herbs and shrubs and lianas; cosmopolitan especially in saltwater areas • Syn: ↑Plumbaginaceae, ↑family Plumbaginaceae, ↑leadwort family • Derivationally related forms: ↑plumbaginaceous (for: ↑Plumbaginaceae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caryophyllales — ▪ plant order Introduction   pink or carnation order of dicotyledonous flowering plants. The order includes 33 families, which contain more than 11,000 species in 692 genera. Nearly half of the families are very small, with less than a dozen… …   Universalium

  • Plumbaginaceae — Taxobox name = Plumbaginaceae image width = 240px image caption = Plumbago europaea regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Plumbaginaceae familia authority = Juss. (1789) subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

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