(botany) Of or pertaining to the pinks (of family Caryophyllaceae), especially describing plants that have their distinctive corollas.
Caryophyllaceous Sentence Examples
Interesting caryophyllaceous plants, thriving in dryish situations.
Brilliant erect-growing caryophyllaceous plants, thriving best in beds of peat earth or of deep sandy loam.
Pretty caryophyllaceous plants, preferring sandy loam, and well adapted for rockwork.
S9), in which there are five spreading petals, having no claws, and arranged as in the rose, strawberry and Potentilla; the caryophyllaceous corolla, in which there are five petals with long, narrow, tapering claws, as in many of the pink tribe; the cruciform, having four petals, often unguiculate, placed opposite in the form of a cross, as seen in wallflower, and in other plants called cruciferous.