pipewort


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pipewort

(ˈpaɪpˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) a perennial plant, Eriocaulon septangulare, of wet places in W Republic of Ireland, the Scottish Hebrides, and the eastern US, having a twisted flower stalk and a greenish-grey scaly flower head: family Eriocaulaceae
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Noun1.pipewort - aquatic perennial of North America and Ireland and Hebrides having translucent green leaves in a basal spiral and dense buttonlike racemes of minute white flowerspipewort - aquatic perennial of North America and Ireland and Hebrides having translucent green leaves in a basal spiral and dense buttonlike racemes of minute white flowers
Eriocaulon, genus Eriocaulon - type genus of the Eriocaulaceae: rushlike aquatic or marginal perennials usually found in shallow waters of acid lakes and pools and bogs
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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There also I have found, in considerable quantities, curious balls, composed apparently of fine grass or roots, of pipewort perhaps, from half an inch to four inches in diameter, and perfectly spherical.
Washington, Mar 21 ( ANI ): Indian botanists have discovered a new species of pipewort in the foot hills of the Western Ghats, India.
Affinities with North American flora are seen in the presence of species such as blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium bermudiana), which, outside Ireland, has its closest geographical location in Newfoundland, or the pipewort (Erio-caulon aquaticum), an Eurocaulaciae very rare both in northern Scotland and North America, the other areas where it exists.