Origin of scarious
Examples from the Web for scarious
Involucral scales few, equal, in a single row, not scarious.
Scales of the broad and flat involucre imbricated, with scarious margins.
Small modified leaves, usually thin and scarious, seen in buds and cones; the flakes into which the outer bark often divides.Michigan Trees|Charles Herbert Otis
Sheath of the leaves usually more or less extended above the base of the blade into a scarious appendage (ligule).
Receptacle convex to subulate, chaffy, the scarious chaff not embracing the smooth dorsally compressed achenes.