water willow


Definition of water willow

1 : any of several plants that thrive in wet areas and are felt to resemble willows: such as
c : a plant of the genus Justicia especially : a North American rhizomatous plant (J. americana) that has slender elongated leaves and dense capitate to elliposidal inflorescences with pale violet or white flowers
2 : any of several willows that thrive in wet areas

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“Water willow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20willow. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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