obedience plant


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Noun1.obedience plant - white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starchobedience plant - white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch
maranta - any of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leaves
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The first -- obedience plant -- models behavior that gardening parents might wish they saw more of.
The powder is in fact the peeled, washed and ground-up rhizomes of a plant called Maranta arundinacea, commonly called the Obedience Plant or Arrowroot.
Some other towers like Acanthus mollis, monbretia (Crocosmia crocosmiiflora), obedience plant (Physostegia virginiana) can become invasive, but because of their spreading habit they may be useful in contained areas or outlying areas of the garden where they won't compete with other plants.