marsh plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marsh plant a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
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Usage

In literature:

Here a marsh is represented in which are growing papyrus and other water-plants.
"History of Phoenicia" by George Rawlinson
The last thing, Marsh looked into the firebox under the heating plant.
"The Sheridan Road Mystery" by Paul Thorne
Many of the salt-marsh plants seen in the Fijis, were also observed here.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
The HYDRANGEA is a hardy plant requiring a good deal of moisture, being by nature an inhabitant of the marshes.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
Mr. Marsh, on the Longmeadow Farm, has offered to give me some plants.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
There is nothing to be got here except a few marsh plants coming into flower.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
When thou comest that which is dead springeth into life, and the plants in the marshes put forth blossoms.
"The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians" by E. A. Wallis Budge
In going north we crossed this river, or rather marsh, which is full of papyrus plants and reeds.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Marsh plants, with linear cylindrical leaves and inconspicuous flowers in spikes or racemes, appearing in early summer.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
Some plants live only on rocks, others in meadows, a third class in marshes.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Marsh Water and Sea plants and Mosses and Mushromes.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
They are floating or marsh plants, and many have edible fleshy rhizomes.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
This plant grows plentifully in all the rivers of this country, as well as in the neighbouring marshes.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
The plant is found in marshes and woods in Britain, but for economic use it is imported from Holland, whence its popular name.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Nests are on the ground under cover of marsh plants.
"The Breeding Birds of Kansas" by Richard F. Johnston
As Burnet drew nearer to the river, the grasses and reed-like plants of the marsh grew taller and thicker.
"Carry On!" by Herbert Strang
Sometimes entire marshes are covered with the plants.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
She tells me that she thinks it an excellent thing that the Tontine Marshes have been planted with Apocalypses.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, October 21st 1893" by Various
Marsh or aquatic plants, with linear leaves, and monoecious flowers without proper perianth, in heads or a naked spike.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Then for two hours she would collect plants in the marsh, and, returning with her spoils, identify them in her book.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
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In poetry:

No holly bush is here; no ancient yew tree;
Strange stones embedded in the salt marsh stand,
And rusted by the sun, the cypresses,
Like swords erect and planted in the sand.
"The British Military Cemetery at Sebastopol" by Konstantin Simonov
A LITTLE marsh-plant, yellow green,
And pricked at lip with tender red.
Tread close, and either way you tread
Some faint black water jets between
Lest you should bruise the curious head.
"The Sundew" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

GEORGE GONGORA /special to the Caller-Times Volunteers muddied their boots and tennis shoes on Saturday morning planting marsh grass along the marsh areas of the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation and Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries near Portland.
GEORGE GONGORA/special to the Caller-Times Volunteers muddied their boots and tennis shoes on Saturday morning planting marsh grass along the marsh areas of the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation and Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries near Portland.
Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is one of the favorite new plants that I have added to the small bog garden in my back yard.
Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is one of the favorite new plants that I have added to the small bog garden in my back yard.
They are the only true turtles to inhabit brackish water in estuaries, tidal creeks and marshes where they live on snails, clams, worms, and some marsh plants.
Tall, deceptively strong sedge plants have been and still are bountiful along the marshes and wetlands of California.
Marsh is known for planting 10 painted Cadillacs nose down on Interstate 40 as an art exhibit.
Marsh is probably best known for planting 10 brightly painted Cadillacs nose down along a Panhandle highway in the 1970s.
The project wraps up next year with planting of marsh grasses and mangroves on newly built marshland.
Turns out marshmallows originally were made from the root of the marsh mallow plant, a.k.a.
Wetlands are sometimes called nature 's own water purifiers: as dirty water moves through a sprawling marsh, the bacteria that cling to wetland plants, timber, rocks, and other debris consume and process some common water pollutants.
This marsh plant from the southern and middle USA is a hardy stem plant with most of the virtues and only a few of the faults of stem plants .
I go in the spring to wander woodland paths speckled with showy trilliums, amid marshes alive with colonies of pitcher plants and rare orchids.
Eric Larson shows off the plants in the Marsh Botanic Garden.
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