swamp plant

Definitions

  • BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
    BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swamp 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:

Plants that live in swamps must "perspire" freely and keep their pores open.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
Now one point is specially noticeable about these plants of the coal; namely, that they may at least have grown in swamps.
"Town Geology" by Charles Kingsley
Here are swamps covered with rank aquatic plants nourishing only venomous insects and haunted by unclean animals.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
To be dry at the root is deadly to the Cucumber plant, and to be in a swamp is not less deadly.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
He planted trees, he built fences, he drained swamps, he planned a lawn.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
They passed the swamp where the magnolia plant grows, away from its Virginia home.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
He had plant life in his soul, maybe from wandering in the swamps near his home in Mississippi.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
They plant a little rice, when the season comes, in the swamps behind the village.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
Tuckahoe, a flag-like swamp plant, with an enormous root system, was their favorite hot weather forage.
"Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Lyman Carrier
Next we come to the wonderful pitcher-plants, whose chosen homes are in the black mud of peat-bogs and swamps.
"Harper's Young People, June 8, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

Earliest the tryllium, and the bloody plant
Which seems to wound the gathering hand, are seen;
Pink kalmia gems the swamp; on rocky slant
Thick harebells blow; meek violet decks the green.
"The Rose Of The Wilderness (Gathered In Crossing A Portage On The River Winnipeg)" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain

In news:

Poorly performing alarm system s swamp operators with floods of nuisance alarms, reducing their effectiveness and your plant's overall performance.
Two thousand swamp gum seedlings are taking root in the Crosby Arboretum 's Gum Pond exhibit after an Earth Day celebration and planting party.
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