Definitions for umbrella plant
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an African plant, Cyperus alternifolius, of the sedge family, that has several stems growing directly upward and an umbrella-shaped cluster of leaves at the top of each stem.
Origin of umbrella plant:
umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb, Darmera peltata, Peltiphyllum peltatum(noun)
rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems; colonizes stream banks in the Sierra Nevada in California
umbrella plant, Eriogonum allenii(noun)
late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters
umbrella plant, umbrella sedge, Cyperus alternifolius(noun)
African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves
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