One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A yellow-flowered marsh plant of the lily family.
Genus Narthecium, family Liliaceae: several species, including N. ossifragum of Europe and N. americanum of the eastern US, especially New Jersey
- ‘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.’
- ‘This oasis of marshland is the home of many interesting plants, including pink and pale purple garlic, bog asphodels, irises, reeds and waterlilies.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the wet pools grow bog bean, marsh lousewort and bog asphodel.’
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