Definition of water hawthorn in English:

water hawthorn


mass noun
  • An ornamental water plant with long oval floating leaves and erect aromatic flower spikes, native to the South African province of Western Cape where the flower spikes are used in cooking.

    Aponogeton distachyus, family Aponogetonaceae

    • ‘The real value in the water hawthorn is its growth cycle.’
    • ‘Apart from the water hawthorn, which has barely flowered this year, everything I have planted has grown at an astonishing rate, sending out roots and suckers, seeding new plants.’
    • ‘And add plant oxygenators, like Vallisneria and plant these next to water hawthorns or water lilies.’
    • ‘There are much less likely to consume your water hawthorn and oxygenators.’