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water willow

any of several plants belonging to the genus Justicia, of the acanthus family, growing in water or wet places, especially J. americana, of North America, having clusters of pale violet to white flowers.
Origin of water willow
1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • water willow and spike rush are common aquatic plants.
  • Backwater areas along the edge, such as water willow areas, will not be included in the width measurements.
  • Plants common in shrub and scrub wetlands include buttonbush and water willow among others.
  • Riffle areas offered cobble and boulders as well as water willow as primary cover types.
  • water willow bordering pools and boulder slides from bluffs was common.
  • Riffle areas offered cobble and boulders, as well as water willow, as primary cover types.

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