marsh rosemary


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marsh rosemary any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate salt marshes having spikes of white or mauve flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Marsh rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) A little shrub Andromeda polifolia growing in cold swamps and having leaves like those of the rosemary
    • Marsh rosemary (Bot) a plant of the genus Statice Statice Limonium), common in salt marshes. Its root is powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine. Called also sea lavender.
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In literature:

She had been gathering marsh-rosemary along-shore.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
Remembering Ophelia, marsh-rosemary seems its best name, though you have a right to sea-lavender if you wish.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard