The name originally applied to a mucilage extracted from a red seaweed of the genus Eucheuma.
Additional mucilage is secreted by rhizosphere microbes.
Do not place tulips in containers with any flowers in the Narcissus genus (paperwhites, daffodils, etc.) which have just been cut, as the mucilage they exude can adversely affect tulips' vase life.
The mucilage sap of narcissi can adversely affect other flowers by clogging their water-uptake channels.
The mucilage from the bark of this American elm has wonderfully strengthening and healing qualities.
Didn't we (and by that I mean anyone over 50) used to use mucilage in grade school art class?
It has also been suggested that it reduces soil mechanical impedance by means of its secretion of slimy mucilage and by the sloughing of border cells.
Dietary fibre consists of plant material such as cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, polysaccharides, gums, mucilage and lignin.
You have to be of a certain age to remember when every household had one or more bottles of mucilage to stick stamps to envelopes.
This folk remedy has not been well studied, but it appears to work because it contains mucilage , sugar molecules that soothe inflamed membranes.