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herb

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

1 A herbaceous plant, i.e. a seed-bearing plant that does not form hard woody tissue. Compare forb.

2 A plant with medicinal or culinary uses. Culinary...

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orchid

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Romanesque octopus-leaf, a leaf-like form with pronounced round fleshy lobes.

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rhododendron

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(family Ericaceae)

A genus of shrubs or trees that have big, scaly buds, simple, alternate, mostly evergreen leaves, and flowers borne in short racemes or umbel-like clusters, with...

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shrub

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Biological Sciences.

A woody plant which branches below or near ground level into several main stems, so has no clear trunk. It may be deciduous (e.g. hawthorn) or evergreen (e.g. holly). At the end of each...

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tulip

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There are around 100 species of tulip, from temperate climates, all from the Old World, particularly Central Asia. There is a handful of European natives but some species have become ...

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