Crossword clues for herbaceous
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1640s, from Latin herbaceus, from herba (see herb).
a. 1 (label en botany) not woody, lacking lignified tissues 2 (label en wine) not woody in flavor 3 (label en dated) feeding on herbs and soft plants
adj. characteristic of a nonwoody herb or plant part
Usage examples of "herbaceous".
It is classed as an herbaceous plant, but it is shrubby, and on old specimens there is more wood than on many dwarf shrubs.
It is a good hardy plant, perennial and herbaceous, and one of the earliest to flower.
A fat loam and a moist situation will suit this Gentian to perfection, and it may be planted with other strong herbaceous things in the borders, where it should be allowed to grow to large specimens.
January, when most herbaceous plants are dormant, and when their handsome tufts are alike beautiful, either bedewed with fogs, crystallised with hoar-frost, or glittering in the sunshine.
This would allow the Phlox to have the full light, and the arrangement would be suitable for the edge of a shrubbery or border of herbaceous plants, or even along the walks of a kitchen garden.
It is hardy, herbaceous, and perennial, and worth growing in every garden where there is room for large growing subjects.
This hardy herbaceous perennial has been known to English gardens for 150 years, and was introduced from North America, where it grows in glorious masses, but common as it is in its native country, and long as it has been grown in this, I scarcely know a flower respecting which so many have been in error as regards the true species.
The newly-formed tufts, which are somewhat rosette-shaped, have a fresh appearance throughout the winter, it being one of the few herbaceous subjects in which the signs of life are so visible in this climate.
Although this plant is herbaceous, the old stems remain green until the new growths come into flower, and, in many varieties, by a little management in plucking out the buds during summer, flowers may be had in the autumn and well into winter.
Great diversity in the size of two plants, one being woody and the other herbaceous, one being evergreen and the other deciduous, and adaptation to widely different climates, does not always prevent the two grafting together.
If so, natural selection would often tend to add to the stature of herbaceous plants when growing on an island, to whatever order they belonged, and thus convert them first into bushes and ultimately into trees.
Ranunculus, an inhabitant of the dry pastures South of France and Italy, and a hardy herbaceous plant of ready growth, recommends itself by the earliness of its flowering and the delicate glaucous colour of its foliage.
His Pajero was parked close to the herbaceous border with its hood raised.
Rosie, who had long dreamed of a garden of her own, looked around speculatively, imagining herbaceous borders where the plastic bags were strewn, a glossy lawn where the tubing now lay.
Torber, the last gardener, had been sacked for allowing some large yellow daffodils to infiltrate the herbaceous borders.