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.
The following day, I tried arrowroot, a powder made from the roots of a perennial rainforest herb that's also known, delightfully, as "obedience plant." What better to keep my berries in place than an obedient plant?