One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A tall willowherb with pink flowers, native to north temperate regions and often spreading on burnt ground.
- ‘This is a white form of our old enemy the rosebay willowherb, but once you have seen it growing in a border backed by dark hedging you will forget all about its evil relatives.’
- ‘It was however simply a plumed seed of rosebay willowherb whose offspring in a late summer breeze swirl through the air like snow in winter.’
- ‘There's the winter debris of the summer's plants, especially the strong gaunt stands of thistles, frizzy wands of rosebay willowherb, and upturned umbrellas of umbelliferae.’
2North American A rhododendron.
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