Definition of European brooklime

1. Noun. European plant having low-lying stems with blue flowers; sparsely naturalized in North America.

Exact synonyms: Brooklime, Veronica Beccabunga
Group relationships: Genus Veronica
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Brooklime

European beavers
European beech
European beggar-ticks
European bird cherry
European bison
European bisons
European bittern
European black alder
European black currant
European black grouse
European blackbird
European blueberry
European bog asphodel
European box
European bream
European brooklime
European brown bat
European bullhead
European bullheads
European catfish
European chestnut
European corn borer
European country
European cranberry
European cranberry bush
European cranberrybush
European creeper
European cuckoo
European curlew
European dewberry

Literary usage of European brooklime

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1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1902)
"It was, therefore, peculiarly interesting to Mr. Emile F. Williams and the writer to find, in August last, the true european brooklime, V. Beccabunga, ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Veronica Beccabunga L., a european brooklime, similar to V. americana in habit, but with crenate or low-serrate broad tipped leaves, is naturalized about ..."

3. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"... L. (european brooklime.) Almost fleshy, prostrate and strongly repent; leaves oval or short-oblong, rounded at tip, crenate, ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"Veronica scutellata is the "American brooklime". "Brooklime" is said to be a middle English name meaning brook and plant. The european brooklime is V. bcc- ..."

5. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... Veronica beccabunga L. european brooklime Herbaceous perennial Wet shores and ditches. Veronica chamaedrys L. Bird's-eye; Germander speedwell Herbaceous ..."

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