Definition of bog asphodel in English:

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bog asphodel


A yellow-flowered European marsh plant of the lily family.
  • Narthecium ossifragum, family Liliaceae
Example sentences
  • This area tends to be wet underfoot, and the path can be rather boggy, and the change is reflected in the vegetation as cross-leaved heath proliferates, with hundreds of spikes of bog asphodel peppering it.
  • If more people could experience the beauty of a Pine Barrens gentian or bog asphodel in bloom, there would be a lot more support for these disappearing species.
  • Mountain blanket bog also contains many of the species found in raised and Atlantic blanket bog types such as cross-leaved heath, ling heather, bog asphodel, bog cotton and deer sedge.
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