designating a large family (Scrophulariaceae, order Scrophulariales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the foxglove and snapdragon
any of a genus (Scrophularia) of plants of the figwort family, with square stems and small flowers
Any of various plants of the genus Scrophularia having loose branching clusters of small greenish or purple flowers.
Origin of figwortfig 1 piles (obsolete) wort 1 ( from its use as a folk medicine )
- Hemiphragma - H. heterophylla, is a dwarf trailing plant of the Figwort family, bearing inconspicuous flowers, succeeded by bright red berries about the size of small peas, on slender creeping stems.
- Cape Figwort (Phygelius) - P. capensis, a Cape plant of some beauty, 3 or 4 feet high, and bearing racemes of brilliant scarlet flowers, which open in May and June and continue far into autumn.
- Chaenostoma - A small group of the Figwort family, natives of the Cape.