Synonyms of shellflower


1. shellflower, shell-flower, turtlehead, snakehead, snake-head, Chelone glabra, marsh plant, bog plant, swamp plant

usage: showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple

2. shellflower, shall-flower, shell ginger, Alpinia Zerumbet, Alpinia speciosa, Languas speciosa, ginger

usage: cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes

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