liliaceous plant


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Noun1.liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuberliliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
lily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
agapanthus, lily of the Nile - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
albuca - any of various plants of the genus Albuca having large clusters of pale yellow flowers; South Africa
colic root, colicroot, crow corn, star grass, unicorn root - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
alstroemeria - any of various South American plants of the genus Alstroemeria valued for their handsome umbels of beautiful flowers
Amianthum muscaetoxicum, Amianthum muscitoxicum, fly poison - all parts of plant are highly toxic; bulb pounded and used as a fly poison; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
Anthericum liliago, Saint-Bernard's-lily - southern European plant commonly cultivated for its spikes of small starry greenish-white flowers
amber lily, Anthericum torreyi - plant having basal grasslike leaves and a narrow open cluster of starlike yellowish-orange flowers atop a leafless stalk; southwestern United States; only species of Anthericum growing in North America
asphodel - any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers
Bloomeria crocea, golden star, golden stars - California plant having grasslike leaves and showy orange flowers
brodiaea - any of several plants of the genus Brodiaea having basal grasslike leaves and globose flower heads on leafless stems resembling those of genus Allium
mariposa, mariposa lily, mariposa tulip - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico
fairy lantern, globe lily - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having egg-shaped flowers
cat's-ear - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears
Calochortus nuttallii, sego lily - perennial plant having clusters of one to four showy white bell-shaped flowers atop erect unbranched stems; edible bulbs useful in times of scarcity; eastern Montana and western North Dakota south to northern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico
camas, camash, camass, camosh, quamash - any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America
dog's-tooth violet, dogtooth, dogtooth violet - perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
avalanche lily, Erythronium montanum - perennial herb having large white flowers marked with orange; found near the snow line in the northwestern United States
tulip - any of numerous perennial bulbous herbs having linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and usually a single showy flower
daylily, day lily - any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lily-like flowers that bloom for only a day
hyacinth - any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs
grape hyacinth - any of various early flowering spring hyacinths native to Eurasia having dense spikes of rounded blue flowers resembling bunches of small grapes
scilla, squill - an Old World plant of the genus Scilla having narrow basal leaves and pink or blue or white racemose flowers
false asphodel - a plant of the genus Tofieldia having linear chiefly basal leaves and small spicate flowers
sea onion, sea squill, Urginea maritima, squill - having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
bog asphodel - either of two herbaceous rushlike bog plants having small yellow flowers and grasslike leaves; north temperate regions
false hellebore, hellebore - perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes
squaw grass, Xerophyllum tenax, bear grass - plant of western North America having woody rhizomes and tufts of stiff grasslike basal leaves and spikes of creamy white flowers
death camas, zigadene - any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous
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The air was delightfully cool and fragrant; and the drops of dew still glittered on the leaves of the large liliaceous plants, which shaded the streamlets of clear water.
Previously, micropropagation of Liliaceous plant species largely utilized the flowering organs as the explant choice (Dunstan and Short, 1978; Wilmink et al.