gentian family

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gen′tian fam`ily

a family, Gentianaceae, of nonwoody plants with simple opposite leaves and usu. blue flowers with five united petals: includes centauries and other gentians.
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Noun1.gentian family - chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Gentianales, order Gentianales - an order of dicotyledonous plants having gamopetalous flowers; Gentianaceae; Apocynaceae; Asclepiadaceae; Loganiaceae; Oleaceae; Salvadoraceae
Centaurium, genus Centaurium - genus of low-growing herbs mostly of northern hemisphere having flowers with protruding spirally twisted anthers
Eustoma, genus Eustoma - small genus of herbs of warm regions of southern North America to northern South America
Exacum, genus Exacum - genus of tropical Asiatic and African plants: especially Persian violets
Frasera, genus Frasera - genus of North American herbs: columbo; includes some species sometimes placed in genus Swertia
Gentiana, genus Gentiana - type genus of the Gentianaceae; cosmopolitan genus of herbs nearly cosmopolitan in cool temperate regions; in some classifications includes genera Gentianopsis and Gentianella
gentian - any of various plants of the family Gentianaceae especially the genera Gentiana and Gentianella and Gentianopsis
Gentianella, genus Gentianella - genus of herbs with flowers that resemble gentian; in some classifications included in genus Gentiana
Gentianopsis, genus Gentianopsis - genus of fringed gentians; in some classifications included in genus Gentiana
genus Halenia, Halenia - genus of herbs of Eurasia and the Americas: spurred gentians
genus Sabbatia - genus of smooth slender North American herbs with showy flowers
genus Swertia, Swertia - genus of herbs of mountains of North America and Eurasia and Africa
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You have to get up early to see it in flower because, like other members of the gentian family, yellow-wort closes its flowers on the afternoon.
Bidartondo and his colleagues examined DNA sequences of fungi taken from the roots of three groups of parasitic plants: the lily-related Arachnitis uniflora from Argentina and several Voyriella and Voyria species in French Guyana from the gentian family. All the associated fungi turned out to be arbuscular mycorrhizae.
It's in the gentian family and is tender, but grow it as an annual.