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marsh rose, noun phrase

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AfrikaansShow more Probably translation of Afrikaans vleiroos, vlei (see vlei) + roos rose.
A very rare species of plant of the Proteaceae, Orothamnus zeyheri, bearing coral to bright red flowers shaped like a rose.
1957 L.G. Green Beyond City Lights 214Caledon has the rarest and choicest wildflowers; nearly all the most exquisite heaths; the coral-red pincushion protea, the Marsh Rose and other proteas on the verge of extinction.
1992 Richardson & Van Wilgen in Afr. Wildlife Vol.46 No.4, 160Fire was necessary to prevent the extinction of certain species, e.g. the endangered blushing bride (Serruria florida) and the marsh rose (Orothamnus zeyheri).
A very rare species of plant of the Proteaceae, Orothamnus zeyheri, bearing coral to bright red flowers shaped like a rose.

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