proserpinaca


proserpinaca
\\prōˌsərpəˈnākə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a plant, probably knotweed, from Proserpina, goddess of the subterranean world of the dead, from Greek Persephonē
: a genus of No. American aquatic or marsh herbs (family Haloragaceae) having finely divided or pinnatifid leaves, tiny perfect but apetalous axillary flowers, and small bony angled fruit — see mermaid weed

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  • Proserpinaca — (P. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Halorageae, 3. Kl. 3. Ordn. L.; Arten: P. pectinata, P. palustris, nordameritanische Sumpfpflanzen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Proserpinaca — ID 67852 Symbol Key PROSE Common Name mermaidweed Family Haloragaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Proserpinaca L. — Symbol PROSE Common Name mermaidweed Botanical Family Haloragaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • proserpinaca — pro·ser·pi·na·ca …   English syllables

  • Proserpinaca palustris — Mermaid Mer maid, n. [AS. mere lake, sea. See {Mere} lake, and {maid}.] A fabled marine creature, typically represented as having the upper part like that of a woman, and the lower like a fish; a sea nymph, sea woman, or woman fish. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proserpinaca pectinacea — Mermaid Mer maid, n. [AS. mere lake, sea. See {Mere} lake, and {maid}.] A fabled marine creature, typically represented as having the upper part like that of a woman, and the lower like a fish; a sea nymph, sea woman, or woman fish. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proserpinaca intermedia — ID 67853 Symbol Key PRIN2 Common Name intermediate mermaidweed Family Haloragaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, FL, GA, LA, MA, MI, MS, NC, NJ, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA Growth… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Proserpinaca palustris — ID 67854 Symbol Key PRPA3 Common Name marsh mermaidweed Family Haloragaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Proserpinaca palustris var. amblyogona — ID 67855 Symbol Key PRPAA Common Name marsh mermaidweed Family Haloragaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, OH, OK, TN, TX Growth Habit… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Proserpinaca palustris var. crebra — ID 67857 Symbol Key PRPAC Common Name marsh mermaidweed Family Haloragaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO …   USDA Plant Characteristics