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1A widely distributed water plant with whorls of narrow leaves around a tall stout stem.
- ‘Also known as mare's tail and by its botanical name Conyza Canadensis, it grows straight upright on a central stem surrounded by long, thin leaves.’
- ‘Southern farmers can now add tropical spiderwort, mare's tail and morning glory to their list of glyphosate resistant weeds’
- ‘At 2 oz. / acre, its residual control spectrum includes seedling dandelion, common lambsquarters, mare's tail, horseweed, eastern black nightshade, pigweeds and shepherd's purse.’
- ‘Interestingly, pike-bearing streams also contained an abundance of mare's tail, while streams without pike did not.’
- ‘Most plant dry mass in the diet of Barrow's Goldeneyes consisted of seeds of submergent and emergent macrophytes, particularly those of pondweeds, mare's tails, and bulrushes.’
2mare's tailsLong straight streaks of cirrus cloud.
- ‘I remember the day: a warm evening riding back from the workshops, a dusting of misty mare's tails high in a sky already touched by gold.’
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