# A Puzzle That Paddles In Lines

There's a flower that grows in myriad places
It's in a disease, it's found upon faces
It's found in the one who accuses a thief
It's found in the one who switches belief
It's found in all those who call themselves straight
As well as a very short timespan to wait.
It may be a hip or a drink that you boil.
Search in the sundew and the stuff made from oil.

The answer is a single English word.

• It's so refreshing to see a riddle that not only scans well, but also has a reasonable unambiguous solution. Thanks for a great example of what a riddle should be! Jul 20, 2016 at 15:37

Rose?

Although I'm still figuring out the specific answers to all the clues.

There's a flower that grows in myriad places : Rose is found in multitude of varieties and has thorns on it!

It's in a disease, it's found upon faces - AtherosclEROSis (I was thinking ROSEola and rosy cheeks)
It's found in the one who accuses a thief - pROSEcutor
It's found in the one who switches belief - pROSElytism
It's found in all those who call themselves straight - heteROSExual
As well as a very short timespan to wait. - micROSEcond
It may be a hip or a drink that you boil. - ROSEhip (I was thinking tea rose for the second half)
Search in the sundew and the stuff made from oil. - dROSEra, keROSEne

As Deusovi points out, the title can be restated as "A Puzzle That Rows In Rows", punning on the solution.

• Almost there. Check the spelling of your disease. Missing a couple of clues. (The title, for instance.) Jul 20, 2016 at 8:51
• Aah, interesting :) Jul 20, 2016 at 8:58
• @HughMeyers May I help him out? Jul 20, 2016 at 9:01
• @ABcDexter I have no problem with that. Jul 20, 2016 at 9:03
• The title is "A Puzzle that Rows in Rows", to put it slightly differently.
– Deusovi
Jul 20, 2016 at 9:06

There's a flower that grows in myriad places

It's in a disease, it's found upon faces

Mole as that on a face.

It's found in the one who accuses a thief

It's found in the one who switches belief

It's found in all those who call themselves straight

As well as a very short timespan to wait.

It may be a hip or a drink that you boil.

Here I am struck!

Search in the sundew and the stuff made from oil.

• you could try 'moleasc soup', and moles 'paddle' (furrow) in lines, so good one!
– JMP
Jul 20, 2016 at 9:50
• An upvote for ingenuity! Moleskins are a type of trousers, which are sort of hip related. Could straight be interpreted as a reference to "orthomolecular"? Am I deliberately trying to make my own puzzle too broad? Who knows. (I might go for the soap plant - amole - as the flower as well.) Jul 20, 2016 at 12:24
• Haha xD @HughMeyers You made my day, thanks :D Jul 20, 2016 at 12:55