Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, of the natural order Leguminosæ and suborder Papilionaceæ, and type of tribe Hedysareæ, having many-jointed pods, the segments separating at maturity, and the vexillary stamen free. It embraces about 60 species, natives of the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. They are perennial herbs or suffrutescent plants, rarely true shrubs, with odd-pinnate leaves, scarious stipules, and purple, white, or rarely yellow flowers in peduncled axillary racemes. The best-known species is H. coronarium, a native of southern Europe, and known in England as French honeysuckle, probably from its resemblance to the red clover, Trifolium pratense, which is often called
honeysuckleor honeysuckle-clover in England. It is in repute as a forage-plant, and has been introduced into Australia under the name of soola-clover. H. boreale is indigenous in the north-eastern United States and northward.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of herbs of Northern temperate regions.
- n. genus of herbs of north temperate regions
“Hedysarum carnosum is a biennial fodder legume that occurs in eastern Algeria and Tunisia on saline clay soils.”
“In similar low places, Impatiens graminifolia of Churra was seen, and Hedysarum gyrans.”
“Thence the country became more undulated and scarcely a tree was met with: Hedysarum gyrans commenced shortly after leaving Nurtung: a sure sign of decreasing elevation.”
“It is called by the names of Sulla, and Spanish St. Foin, and is the Hedysarum coronarium of Linnaeus.”
“Hedysarum obscurum L. Oxytropis nigrescens (PAL..)”
“I thank you much for Hedysarum: I do hope it is not very precious, for, as I told you, it is for probably a most foolish purpose.”
“Hedysarum, Darwin's experiments on (see Desmodium gyrans).”
“It is called by the names of Sulla, and Spanish St. Foin, and is the _Hedysarum coronarium_ of Linnaeus.”
“Of aquatic leaves, see Note on Trapa and on Fucus, in Vol.II. to which must be added that many leaves are furnished with muscles about their footstalks, to turn their upper surfaces to the air or light, as Mimosa and Hedysarum gyrans.”
“a papilionaceous plant and closely allied to the genus _Hedysarum_, which has pinnate leaves with numerous pairs of leaflets.”
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