Creeping Plant

Creeping Plant

 

a plant whose stems spread along the ground and root by means of adventitious roots. Creeping stems with short internodes are called runners, and those with long internodes are called stolons. Aboveground shoots grow from the nodes besides the adventitious roots. The nodes of the new shoots produce new runners or stolons, by means of which the plant reproduces vegetatively. Creeping plants grow well on slightly soddy soils, and in moist meadows, where the plants form a great number of long, creeping shoots. Such creeping plants as white clover and silverweed can withstand pasturing well. Commercially valuable creeping plants include berry plants (strawberry, cranberry), forage plants (white clover), and food plants (sweet potato). Some creeping plants prevent soil erosion.

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The schoolmaster swept and smoothed the ground before the door, trimmed the long grass, trained the ivy and creeping plants which hung their drooping heads in melancholy neglect; and gave to the outer walls a cheery air of home.
It was a vast slide that broke the straight wall of a cliff, and was overrun with brush and creeping plants, where a score of tribes could have lain well hidden.
The habit of carrying the knife is universal; and in traversing a thick wood it is almost necessary, on account of the creeping plants.
Jane Dibabs--the Dibabses lived in the beautiful little thatched white house one story high, covered all over with ivy and creeping plants, with an exquisite little porch with twining honysuckles and all sorts of things: where the earwigs used to fall into one's tea on a summer evening, and always fell upon their backs and kicked dreadfully, and where the frogs used to get into the rushlight shades when one stopped all night, and sit up and look through the little holes like Christians--Jane Dibabs, SHE married a man who was a great deal older than herself, and WOULD marry him, notwithstanding all that could be said to the contrary, and she was so fond of him that nothing was ever equal to it.
After going a good way through this obscurity, they reached a high marble wall, which was overgrown with creeping plants, that made it shaggy with their verdure.
It was a small nook among the hills, with a gray precipice behind, the stern front of which was relieved by the pleasant foliage of many creeping plants that made a tapestry for the naked rock, by hanging their festoons from all its rugged angles.
Around this opening, which had, possibly, for ages permitted a free entrance to the brilliant moonbeams that now illumined the vast pile, grew a quantity of creeping plants, whose delicate green branches stood out in bold relief against the clear azure of the firmament, while large masses of thick, strong fibrous shoots forced their way through the chasm, and hung floating to and fro, like so many waving strings.
Make a thin "worm" from green icing and coil it around a chocolate stick to create a creeping plant.
After digging up her lawn and replacing it with gravel and borders, a creeping plant has appeared that is now taking over the new borders and has also taken a liking to her gravelled area.
He said: "One idea I had was to grow a creeping plant over all the city's ugly buildings, but I thought trees would complement Grey Street.
The family must first demonstrate that it can provide for the cow; they build a hut to house the cow and its calf and they must also plant a creeping plant called lablab and elephant grass to cultivate for the cow's feed.
Creeping plant, 1-4 inches tall, with tiny round green leaves.