from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A natural order of gamopetalous exogens, including about 50 genera and 500 widely distributed species.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"It could be in the Campanulaceae, or the Gentianaceae, the Polemoniaceae, the Boraginaceae-that's most likely, I think, forget-me-nots-but it could even be a variant of this one, the Anemone patens."
Within the Gentianaceae, taxa within the genus Gentianopsis are collectively known as the fringed gentians.
Xanthones of the Gentianaceae -- II * 1: Frasera albicaulis Dougl. ex Griesb..
My last photographs for the series on the Gentianaceae today, though the series will continue until Friday.