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A large family of chiefly herbaceous plants, the Scrophulariaceae, characterized by bilaterally symmetrical and frequently colorful flowers with four stamens and dehiscent fruit, and including figwort, foxglove, Indian paintbrush, and snapdragon. Also called snapdragon family.
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|Noun||1.||figwort family - 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|
asterid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
order Polemoniales, Polemoniales - Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae; in some classifications includes the order Scrophulariales
genus Scrophularia, Scrophularia - type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts
Antirrhinum, genus Antirrhinum - a genus of herbs of the family Scrophulariaceae with brightly colored irregular flowers
Aureolaria, genus Aureolaria - small genus of North American herbs often root-parasitic and bearing golden-yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia
genus Calceolaria - large genus of tropical American herbs and shrubs with showy cymose flowers
Castilleia, Castilleja, genus Castilleia, genus Castilleja - genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses
Culvers physic, Culver's physic, Culvers root, Culver's root, Veronicastrum virginicum, whorlywort - a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America
genus Digitalis - genus of Eurasian herbs having alternate leaves and racemes of showy bell-shaped flowers
genus Gerardia - genus of annual or perennial herbs with showy pink or purple or yellow flowers; plants often assigned to genera Aureolaria or Agalinis
Agalinis, genus Agalinis - semiparasitic herb with purple or white or pink flowers; grows in the United States and West Indies
genus Penstemon, Penstemon - large genus of subshrubs or herbs having showy blue or purple or red or yellow or white flowers; mostly western North America
genus Veronica - widespread genus of herbs with pink or white or blue or purple flowers: speedwell
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