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whitlow grass

Syllabification: whit·low grass

Definition of whitlow grass in English:

noun

A dwarf European plant with a rosette of leaves at the base of a low flowering stem, growing widely on rocks and walls. It was formerly believed to cure whitlows.
  • Genus Erophila, family Brassicaceae: several species, in particular E. verna
Example sentences
  • The spring draba, or spring whitlow-grass, grows throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Spring whitlow-grass is a small annual that is easy to overlook because of its diminutive size, yet it is often one of the most abundant flowering plants underfoot in the west.
  • Whitlow grass likes to grow in a sunny part of the garden, but is fine in slightly shaded areas too.

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