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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Mare's-Tail

In botany, the popular name for an aquatic herb known botanically as Hippuris vulgaris (natural order Haloragaceae). It grows on margins of lakes, ponds and similar localities, and has a submerged stout creeping rootstock from which spring many-jointed cylindrical stems bearing numerous narrow leaves close-set in whorls. The minute greenish flowers are borne in the leaf-axils. Like many freshwater plants it has a wide distribution, occurring in arctic and temperate regions in the northern hemisphere and reappearing in antarctic South America.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Mare's-Tail'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/m/mares-tail.html. 1910.

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