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steeplebush

[stee-puh l-boo sh] /ˈsti pəlˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
the hardhack.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; steeple + bush1; so called because of its steeplelike blossom shoots
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  • steeplebush has alternate leaves whereas purple loosestrife has opposite or whorled leaves.
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steeplebush

/ˈstiːpəlˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
another name for hardhack
Word Origin
C19: so called because of the shape of its flower clusters
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