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1. A sedge (Cyperus involucratus syn. C. alternifolius) native to Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands and widely cultivated as an ornamental, having leafless stems with a terminal umbrellalike cluster of long narrow bracts.
2. Any of various other plants having parts with an umbrellalike form.
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(Plants) an African sedge, Cyperus alternifolius, having large umbrella-like whorls of slender leaves: widely grown as an ornamental water plant
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an African plant, Cyperus alternifolius, of the sedge family, that has several stems growing directly upward and an umbrella-shaped cluster of leaves at the top of each stem.
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|Noun||1.||umbrella plant - rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems; colonizes stream banks in the Sierra Nevada in California|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||umbrella plant - late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters|
eriogonum - any plant of the genus Eriogonum with small clustered flowers
|3.||umbrella plant - African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves|
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
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