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[mass noun] A small white-flowered European plant which grows in wet ground, typically near the sea.
- ‘Plants to look out for include wild thyme and bird's foot trefoil on shallow rocky soils, white-flowered brookweed in wet areas and yellow-flowered tormentil on dry heath-land.’
- ‘Here it is possible to find Cornish heath, mesembryanthemums, butchers broom, early meadow grass and a plethora of clovers including the large lizard clover, brookweed, yellow wallpepper and many more.’
- ‘The margins support a range of wetland plants including brookweed, arrowhead and purple loosestrife.’
- ‘Samolus valerandi (brookweed) is a short, creeping perennial with erect stems to 20 cm.’
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