an African plant, Cyperus alternifolius, of the sedge family, that has several stems growing directly upward from a mass of roots and an umbrella-shaped cluster of leaves at the top of each stem.
North Midland U.S. the May apple plant.
Also called wild buckwheat. any of various plants belonging to the genus Eriogonum, of the buckwheat family, native to the western U.S. and Mexico, having rounded heads or umbels of white, yellow, or red flowers.
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- umbrella bird,
- umbrella leaf,
- umbrella palm,
- umbrella pine,
- umbrella skirt,
- umbrella stand,
- umbrella step,
- umbrella tent,
- umbrella tree
Origin of umbrella plant
First recorded in 1870–75
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an African sedge, Cyperus alternifolius, having large umbrella-like whorls of slender leaves: widely grown as an ornamental water plant
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