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a genus of umbelliferous plants. They are annual grasses with unsegmented leaves. The flowers are small and white, arranged in complex umbellae. The fruit divides into two almost spherical hemicarps. There are three species in the temperate and warm regions of the Old World and one in North America. There are two species in the USSR: B. radians, found in the southwestern European part, in the Crimea, and in the Caucasus; and B. testiculata, found in the Caucasus and occasionally in Middle Asia. Both species are short, branching plants that grow in fields, gardens, and vineyards. They are used by local people as a spicy seasoning in food.

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Influence of wheat seeding rate and cultivars on competitive ability of Bifra (Bifora radians).
La puerta romana, bifora, estaba flanqueada por dos grandes torres rectangulares gemelas de 12,80 m de longitud por 5 m de anchura, de las que solo la situada al norte pudo excavarse totalmente, mientras que la contraria, aunque se documentaron sus limites, subyace bajo la calle actual (2).
A pesar de que no fue posible documentar el contexto estratigrafico en este preciso lugar, la documentacion arqueologica de la cloaca vecina, que corria en paralelo bajo el vano septentrional de la puerta bifora romana, que presentaba unos rasgos absolutamente identicos, permite datarla en algun momento de los siglos II-III.
Howard squinted at his Bifora wristwatch and saw it was 3am.
Genus Amphiope AGASSIZ, 1840 Amphiope bioculata (DESMOULINS) P1.3, fig.4 1815 Scutella bifora var.3 LAMARCK, p.10, n7: 1837 Scutella bioculata var.
So far, the most promising botanical sources of compounds for new pesticides targeting aphids have been found in species of Bifora, Satureja, and Salvia.
Masculine gender for Anglian finds confirmation in Rushworth Mark 1468 bifora done word.
* F 9 Berula angustralia (L) Mertens &W.D.koch 10 Bifora testiculata (L.) Spreng .