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  • adjective having fine leaves


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  • The edge of the pond bank was thick with water plants, and I foraged with my digging stick for mallow root and the small, fine-leaved dropwort.

    Sick Cycle Carousel 2010

  • I salivated over these fine-leaved specimens at Home Depot yesterday.

    Make That Cut-Pruning The Laceleaf Maples « Fairegarden 2009

  • The distinctive flora of the Cape Floral Region, comprising 80% of its floristic richness, is a sclerophyllous shrubland known as fynbos (fine bush), a fine-leaved vegetation adapted to both the Mediterranean type of climate and to periodic fires and defined by location or dominant species such as coastal, mountain or grassy or proteoid fynbos.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa 2009

  • The predominant soils, derived from the sandstone, are shallow, sandy, nutrient-poor and acidic, characteristic of fynbos (fine-leaved bush) areas.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa 2009

  • Mass plantings of grasses, while fine-leaved themselves, look nice in contrast with salvias.

    Reposting of New Design-Part One-Why? « Fairegarden 2008

  • The savannas characteristic of these arid, fertile environments are termed "arid fine-leaved savannas" and include the Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea Woodland and the Kalahari Xeric Savanna ecoregions.

    Southern Africa bushveld 2007

  • The mopane savanna is an exception to the "broad-leaved/fine-leaved" distinctions of Cowling et al. as it is a "broad-leaved" savanna that occurs on arid, fertile soils.

    Southern Africa bushveld 2007

  • The paths often passed through these rocky clefts, which in the depths of the forest were gloomy and dark in the extreme, and often full of fine-leaved herbaceous plants and curious blue-foliaged Lycopodiaceae.

    The Malay Archipelago 2004

  • Algeriensis is another fine-leaved kind, the form dentata producing foliage even still larger when well grown.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 Various

  • The fine-leaved heath was thick with red-purple blossom.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance Lucas Malet 1891


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