Definition of American brooklime

1. Noun. Plant of western North America and northeastern Asia having prostrate stems with dense racemes of pale violet to lilac flowers.

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



Lexicographical Neighbors of American Brooklime

American beaver
American beavers
American beech
American bison
American bisons
American bittern
American bitterns
American bittersweet
American black bear
American black vulture
American black vultures
American blight
American bog asphodel
American brooklime
American buffalo
American bugbane
American capital
American centaury
American chameleon
American cheese
American chestnut
American cocker spaniel
American cocker spaniels
American cockroach
American cockroaches
American columbo
American coot
American copper

Literary usage of American brooklime

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"american brooklime. Veronica Americana. Figwort Family. Stem.—Smooth ; reclining at base, then erect ; eight to fifteen inches high. Leaves. ..."

2. Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Grasses by Catherine Parr Strickland Traill (1906)
"american brooklime—Veronica Americana (Schw.). (PLATE XVII. ... The American Brooklime is one of the prettiest of the native Veronicas, and may easily be ..."

3. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1902)
"... such as those of Pursh and Bigelow, we find a plant described as Veronica Beccabunga, and under this name the american brooklime was known until, ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"american brooklime. Fig. 3797. V. americana Schwein. ; Benth. in DC. Prodr. ю : 468. 1846. Similar to the preceding species, perennial by stolons or leafy ..."

5. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"american brooklime, Bluebell*. Resembles (b) Y. Anagallis-aquatica L. Europe, Asia and northern N. America. Water Speedwell, Water Pimpernel. c. ..."

6. Report (1913)
"James' Mimulus. In springy places and along small brooks, growing in water. Veronica americana Schwein. american brooklime. ..."

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