bulbous plant

DEFINITIONS OF: bulbous plant

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n plant growing from a bulb

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iridaceous plant
any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
amaryllis
bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
blood lily
any of various deciduous or evergreen herbs of the genus Haemanthus; South Africa and Namibia
narcissus
bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters
liliaceous plant
plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
checkered lily, fritillary
any liliaceous plant of the genus Fritillaria having nodding variously colored flowers
Colchicum autumnale, autumn crocus, meadow saffron, naked lady
bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central Europe
star-of-Bethlehem
any of several perennial plants of the genus Ornithogalum native to the Mediterranean and having star-shaped flowers
flag, fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily
plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
Belamcanda chinensis, blackberry-lily, leopard lily
garden plant whose capsule discloses when ripe a mass of seeds resembling a blackberry
crocus
any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
freesia
any of several plants of the genus Freesia valued for their one-sided clusters of usually fragrant yellow or white or pink tubular flowers
glad, gladiola, gladiolus, sword lily
any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
corn lily
any of several South African plants of the genus Ixia having grasslike leaves and clusters of showy variously colored lily-like flowers; widely cultivated
blue-eyed grass
plant with grasslike foliage and delicate blue flowers
Amaryllis belladonna, belladonna lily, naked lady
amaryllis of South Africa often cultivated for its fragrant white or rose flowers
Cape tulip, Haemanthus coccineus
spectacular plant having large prostrate leaves barred in reddish-purple and flowers with a clump of long yellow stamens in a coral-red cup of fleshy bracts; South Africa
Hippeastrum puniceum, hippeastrum
amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowers
Narcissus pseudonarcissus, daffodil
any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown
Narcissus jonquilla, jonquil
widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers
Aztec lily, Jacobean lily, Strekelia formosissima
Mexican bulbous herb cultivated for its handsome bright red solitary flower
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
Anthericum torreyi, amber lily
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
Erythronium montanum, avalanche lily
perennial herb having large white flowers marked with orange; found near the snow line in the northwestern United States
Fritillaria affinis, Fritillaria lanceolata, Fritillaria mutica, mission bells, rice-grain fritillary
herb of northwestern America having green-and-purple bell-shaped flowers
Fritillaria biflora, black fritillary, mission bells
herb of southwestern United States having dark purple bell-shaped flowers mottled with green
Fritillaria agrestis, stink bell
a malodorous California herb with bell-shaped flowers; a common weed in grainfields
Fritillaria imperialis, crown imperial
Eurasian herb with a cluster of leaves and orange-red bell-shaped flowers at the top of the stem
Fritillaria liliaceae, white fritillary
California herb with white conic or bell-shaped flowers usually tinged with green
Fritillaria meleagris, checkered daffodil, guinea-hen flower, leper lily, snake's head fritillary
Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental
Fritillaria micrantha, Fritillaria parviflora, brown bells
California herb with brownish-purple or greenish bell-shaped flowers
Fritillaria pluriflora, adobe lily, pink fritillary
California herb with pinkish purple flowers
Fritillaria recurva, scarlet fritillary
western United States herb with scarlet and yellow narrow bell-shaped flowers
tulip
any of numerous perennial bulbous herbs having linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and usually a single showy flower
day lily, daylily
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
Hyacinthoides nonscripta, Scilla nonscripta, bluebell, harebell, wild hyacinth, wood hyacinth
sometimes placed in genus Scilla
Ornithogalum umbellatum, sleepy dick, starflower, summer snowflake
common Old World herb having grasslike leaves and clusters of star-shaped white flowers with green stripes; naturalized in the eastern United States
Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, Prussian asparagus, bath asparagus
Old World star of Bethlehem having edible young shoots
Ornithogalum thyrsoides, chincherinchee, wonder flower
South African perennial with long-lasting spikes of white blossoms that are shipped in to Europe and America for use as winter cut flowers
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
Urginea maritima, sea onion, sea squill, 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
Xerophyllum tenax, bear grass, squaw 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
trillium, wake-robin, wood lily
any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower
Convallaria majalis, May lily, lily of the valley
low-growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell-shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries
Clinton's lily, clintonia
any temperate liliaceous plant of the genus Clintonia having broad basal leaves and white or yellowish or purplish flowers followed by blue or black berries
Liriope muscari, lily turf, lilyturf
Asiatic perennial tufted herb with grasslike evergreen foliage and clusters of dark mauve grapelike flowers; grown as ground cover
Maianthemum canadense, false lily of the valley
small two-leaved herb of the northern United States and parts of Canada having racemes of small fragrant white flowers
Maianthemum bifolium, false lily of the valley
small white-flowered plant of western Europe to Japan
Solomon's-seal
any of several plants of the genus Polygonatum having paired drooping yellowish-green flowers and a thick rootstock with scars shaped like Solomon's seal
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tracheophyte, vascular plant
green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
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