Definition of Bog myrtle
1. Noun. Perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface.
Group relationships: Genus Menyanthes, Menyanthes
Generic synonyms: Aquatic Plant, Hydrophyte, Hydrophytic Plant, Water Plant
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Literary usage of Bog myrtle
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1. A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses by James Sykes Gamble (1902)
"It is rather difficult to describe, but most resembles that of the bog myrtle of Europe. The structure also differs, ..."
2. The Bookman (1895)
"Bog-Myrtle and Peat. By Crockett. $1.50. 4. Gibson's Drawings. By Gibson. $=;.oo. (Rus(Appleton.) sell.) 5. The Master. By Zangwill. $1.75. (Harper.) 6. ..."
3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1863)
"The swampy margins of the lake were fringed with Myrica Gale the sweet gale or bog myrtle, a most abundant shrub in Canada, which, mangrove-like, ..."