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  • noun A flowering plant, the cattail.

Etymologies

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reed +‎ mace

Examples

  • Trivia note of the week: apparently this plant used to be called reedmace, and became known as 'bulrush' because of an erroneously named but popular painting.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Trivia note of the week: apparently this plant used to be called reedmace, and became known as 'bulrush' because of an erroneously named but popular painting.

    High summer

  • A group of five had chosen to mate with a ripe reedmace seed head that had fallen into the water.

    Country Diary: Durham city

  • During the rains and because a barrier dam has prevented salt water from moving upstream, dense reedmace Typha australis and waterlily Nymphaea spp. now grow in the flood zones and, in the shelter of this, aquatic vegetation became dominated first by Pistia stratoites and since 1999, by Salvinia molesta, a rank freshwater invader, to levels which have become dangerous to other life.

    Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal

  • There was a considerable quantity of the down of reedmace, (typha palustris) which I understood was used in cases of burns or scalds: there was also a quantity of a species of artemisia, common on the prairies, and known to the hunters by the name of hyssop; but the ingredient which was in the greatest abundance, was a species of wall-flower: in character it agrees with cheiranthus erysimoides: besides these, I found two new species of astragalus, and some roots of rudbeckia purpurea.

    Travels in the Interior of America, in the Years 1809, 1810, and 1811

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