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A North American plant of the lily family that is sometimes cultivated for its yellowish-green flowers.
- ‘Melanthium virginicum, Virginia bunchflower, is a perennial herbaceous forb of wet, mesic prairies.’
- ‘Chamaelirium is an erect, somewhat fleshy herb, perennial, and belongs to the bunchflower family (Melanthaceae.)’
- ‘Virginia bunchflower is known historically from wet-mesic prairie in 17 counties located primarily in west-central Illinois.’
- ‘Examples of this correspondence include mollusks on carbonate residuum, purple spurge on gneiss regolith, and cardamine, yellowood, and bunchflower on boulder fields of metasandstone.’
- ‘Another similar plant I discovered recently is Virginia bunchflower, also in the lily family.’
- ‘The preserve provides habitat for over two dozen state-listed plants, including yellow sedge, crinkled hairgrass, water avens, bunchflower, autumn willow, and green cotton-grass.’
- ‘Plant communities typically featured sparse herb and shrub layers, which often included the following species: black huckleberry, falsebox, false azalea, prince's pine, twinflower, bunchflower, and rattlesnake plantain.’
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.