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Swamp plant   /swɑmp plænt/   Listen
Swamp plant

A semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath.  Synonyms: bog plant, marsh plant.

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"Swamp plant" Quotes from Famous Books

... this ivory is obtained from dead elephants. There are in this region certain places where the elephants are said to go to die. A locality in one district pointed out to me as such a place, was a great swamp in the forest. A swamp that evidently was deep in the middle, for from out its dark waters no swamp plant, or tree grew, and evidently its shores sloped suddenly, for the band of swamp plants round its edge was narrow. It is just possible that during the rainy season when most of the surrounding country would be under water, elephants might stray into this natural trap and get ...
— Travels in West Africa • Mary H. Kingsley

Words linked to "Swamp plant" :   snake-head, Chelone glabra, cattail, Veronica americana, European brooklime, water dragon, wild calla, snakehead, brooklime, shellflower, marsh marigold, lizard's-tail, Veronica beccabunga, hydrophytic plant, sweet flag, May blob, Acorus calamus, flagroot, sweet calamus, Triglochin maritima, sedge, Caltha palustris, American brooklime, water arum, Saururus cernuus, grass-of-Parnassus, bog plant, marsh plant, Ranunculus lingua, iva, skunk cabbage, rush, foetid pothos, marsh elder, greater water parsnip, kingcup, myrtle flag, lesser spearwort, Sium latifolium, water plantain, parnassia, skirret, Calla palustris, cowslip, yellow-eyed grass, swamp lily, sabbatia, Sium sisarum, polecat weed, turtlehead, shell-flower, Ranunculus flammula, water plant, Sium suave, meadow bright, arrow grass, Symplocarpus foetidus, Lysichiton americanum, aquatic plant, water parsnip, hydrophyte, Alisma plantago-aquatica, greater spearwort, calamus

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