Houstonia
Houstonia Hous*to"ni*a, n. [NL. So named after Dr. William Houston, an English surgeon and botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of small rubiaceous herbs, having tetramerous salveform blue or white flower. There are about twenty species, natives of North America. Also, a plant of this genus. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Houstonia — Houstonia, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 275 Housing Units (2000): 105 Land area (2000): 0.197025 sq. miles (0.510292 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.197025 sq. miles (0.510292 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Houstonia — * Houstonia, Missouri is a city in Missouri * Houstonia (genus) is a genus of flowering plants, belonging to the madder family (Rubiaceae) …   Wikipedia

  • houstonia — ☆ houstonia [ho͞os tō′nē ə ] n. [ModL, after Wm. Houston (1695 1733), Eng botanist] any of a genus (Houstonia) of small North American plants of the madder family, with blue, white, or purple flowers, as the bluet …   English World dictionary

  • Houstonĭa — (H. L.), Pflanzengattung, benant nach dem amerikanischen Arzt Will. Houston (der lange auf den Antillen u. in Mexico lebte u. 1733 daselbst starb, u. dessen Pflanzensammlung Banks, Lond. 1781, Nürnb. 1794, herausgab), aus der Familie der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Houstonia —   Houstonia H. caerulea …   Wikipedia Español

  • houstonia — /hooh stoh nee euh/, n. any North American plant, belonging to the genus Houstonia, of the madder family, esp. H. caerulea, the common bluet. [1755 65; < NL, named after Dr. W. Houston (d. 1733), British botanist; see IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Houstonia — ID 40981 Symbol Key HOUST Common Name bluet Family Rubiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • houstonia — (h)yüˈstōnēə, hüˈ , hau̇ˈ noun Etymology: New Latin, from William Houston died 1733 Scottish botanist + New Latin ia 1. capitalized : a genus of No. American herbs (family Rubiaceae) with entire …   Useful english dictionary

  • houstonia — hous·to·nia …   English syllables

  • Houstonia (Misuri) — Houstonia Ciudad de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

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