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A yellow-flowered European marsh plant of the lily family.
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the wet pools grow bog bean, marsh lousewort and bog asphodel.’
- ‘This oasis of marshland is the home of many interesting plants, including pink and pale purple garlic, bog asphodels, irises, reeds and waterlilies.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.