brookweed


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brookweed

(ˈbrʊkˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) either of two white-flowered primulaceous plants, Samolus valerandi of Europe or S. floribundus of North America, growing in moist places. Also called: water pimpernel See also pimpernel
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Noun1.brookweed - American water pimpernel
water pimpernel - a white-flowered aquatic plant of the genus Samolus
2.brookweed - water pimpernel of Europe to China
water pimpernel - a white-flowered aquatic plant of the genus Samolus
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Seaside brookweed, water pimpernel; Eastern meadow; Rare; C = 5; BSUH 17914.
Nonwoody plants included marsh buttercup (Ranunculus septentrionalis), blue flag (Iris hexagona), brookweed (Samolus valerandii), marsh purslane (Ludwigia palustris), warty arrowhead (Sagittaria papillosa), stingless nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), large spikerush (Eleocharis macrostachya), turgid sedge (Carex amphibola), and basket grass (Oplismenus hirtellus).
Two rather specialised wild flowers that most of us are unlikely to see are trientalis europaea, the chickweed wintergreen, thriving in wet acid moorland and coniferous forests and the brookweed, samolus valerandii, found on bare ground near the sea but which may also be seen being used as a submersed aquatic in well-lit cool water aquariums.