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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[Virginia H, J N 3208 spring-beauty] PRIMULACEAE Samolus valerandi L.
Schat and Van Beckhoven (1991) reported that Plantago coronopus and Samolus valerandi were tightly clumped around tussocks of the aerenchymous Juncus maritimus in dune slacks on the coast of Holland, where survival rates appeared to be enhanced by soil oxygenation and oxidation of iron, manganese, and sulfide.
17; Samolus valerandi, Magodendron: Ronse Decraene & Smets, 1995a; Vink, 1995).