Steeple bush


the hardhack.

1810–20, Americanism; steeple + bush1; so called because of its steeplelike blossom shoots Unabridged
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steeplebush (ˈstiːpəlˌbʊʃ)
another name for hardhack
[C19: so called because of the shape of its flower clusters]

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