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Noun: umbrella plant
  1. 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
    - Indian rhubarb, Darmera peltata, Peltiphyllum peltatum
  2. Late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters
    - Eriogonum allenii
  3. African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves
    - umbrella sedge, Cyperus alternifolius

Derived forms: umbrella plants

Type of: eriogonum, herb, herbaceous plant, sedge

Part of: Cyperus, Darmera, genus Cyperus, genus Darmera, genus Peltiphyllum, Peltiphyllum

Encyclopedia: Umbrella plant