umbrella plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n umbrella plant African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves
    • n umbrella plant late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters
    • n 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
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Usage

In literature:

One day he noticed a common plant like an umbrella.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
For though Mrs. Brown did have an umbrella plant, and a rubber plant also, Sue's doll was not under either one.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
The plant is from twelve to eighteen inches high, and the large umbrella-like leaves are lifted on smooth, straight stems.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
One of the Samoan legends says that a plant called daiga, which had one large umbrella-like leaf, pushed up the sky and gave it its shape.
"Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina" by W. D. Westervelt
On those days he will plant himself, with his umbrella, in front of the church, and watch the peasants as they go by.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Its tall, graceful umbrellas make it an especially attractive plant.
"Gardening for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster
They are quite different from the fern-like leaves of so many other umbrella plants.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
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In news:

A monster plant with flowers the size of umbrellas and sap that causes blisters and blindness is spreading across New York.
Papyrus and Umbrella Plants.
The umbrella of real-time kinematic (RTK) correction signals that covers much of the Corn Belt will be larger and more robust by the time the 2011 planting season rolls around.
Plant an umbrella in a pot full of greens.
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