bog asphodel


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bog asphodel

n.
Any of several perennial herbs of the genus Narthecium, native to boggy areas in northern temperate regions and having grasslike leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.

bog asphodel

n
(Plants) either of two liliaceous plants, Narthecium ossifragum of Europe or N. americanum of North America, that grow in boggy places and have small yellow flowers and grasslike leaves

bog′ as′phodel


n.
any grasslike plant of the genus Narthecium, of the lily family, growing in boggy places.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bog asphodel - either of two herbaceous rushlike bog plants having small yellow flowers and grasslike leaves; north temperate regions
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Narthecium, Narthecium - bog asphodels; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
European bog asphodel, Narthecium ossifragum - of western Europe: Scandinavia to northern Spain and Portugal
American bog asphodel, Narthecium americanum - of the eastern United States: New Jersey to South Carolina
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It contains specialised plants such as bog asphodel, bog bean, cotton grass, ragged robin and marsh thistle and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The enigmatic little rare moth called Weaver's Wave can be seen again basking on the quartz-rich rocks, and the starry saxifrage and bog asphodel flower in the mossy runnels.
Once again many of the 12,000 year old Mires' glinting ponds are brimming with dragonflies, while plants such as bog asphodel, sundews and sphagnum moss have been boosted, along with the prospects for wading birds like dunlin and curlew.
The work will mean a boost for vegetation like bog asphodel.
The 9,416 acres (3,810 hectares) at Warren Grove Gunnery Range make up a broad mosaic of upland and lowland habitats that support a high diversity of plant species, including Knieskern's beaked-rush and the bog asphodel (Narthecium americanum), a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act.