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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.
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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
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bog′ as′phodel


n.
any grasslike plant of the genus Narthecium, of the lily family, growing in boggy places.
[1880–85]
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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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