from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Old World plants of the genus Ononis, having woody stems, axillary pink or purplish flowers, and trifoliate leaves with dentate leaflets.
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- n. Any of various species of small shrubs making up the genus Ononis, especially Ononis repens, which has pink flowers.
The purple flowers, even when they're nominally pink and growing in the sun, such as wild thyme, restharrow, wild marjoram and pyramidal orchid, bring with them a kind of shadow.
Thus, two or three southern types of clover are peculiar to the Lizard Point, in Cornwall; a little Spanish and Italian restharrow has got stranded in the Channel Islands and on the Mull of
The flower of the field pea, here again, would make a model for a lady's hat; so would a butterfly with closed wings on the verge of a leaf; so would the broom blossom, or the pink flower of the restharrow.
There are anthills, rushes, and other indications of not too rich a soil in this meadow, and in places the prickly restharrow grows among the grass, bearing its pink flower in summer.
In this context, Mabey's weeds - spiny restharrow, pellitory-of-the-wall or Martin's ramping fumitory - are playing a typically ambivalent role.
These are home to wildflowers such as wild thyme, ladies bedstraw, restharrow, birdsfoot trefoil and harebell.
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