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Noun: bog myrtle  bóg mur-t(u)l
  1. Perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface
    - water shamrock, buckbean, bogbean, marsh trefoil, Menyanthes trifoliata

Derived forms: bog myrtles

Type of: aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant

Part of: genus Menyanthes, Menyanthes

Encyclopedia: Bog myrtle