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herbaceous

1. designating or relating to plants or plant parts that are fleshy as opposed to woody
2. (of petals and sepals) green and leaflike
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herbaceous

[hər′bā·shəs]
(botany)
Resembling or pertaining to a herb.
Pertaining to a stem with little or no woody tissue.
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The influence of life form (woody and herbaceous) and species origin (native and nonnative) on AM colonization was analyzed with a MANOVA including all three AM measures followed by separate univariate ANOVAs.
As shown in Table 1, north-facing slope site has less average vegetation cover (28%) and dry biomass (57 gm) per meter squarethan the south-facing site (42% and 97gm, respectively).Table 2 shows that the vegetation of north-facing site belongs to 27 species, 24 of which are herbaceous. The most important plant species in the north-facing site is Poa bulbosa (IV = 86.51) followed by Avena sp (IV = 26.14) (herbaceous).
The green space at Shirley Road showcases herbaceous borders, small trees, and perennials.
Check when you're buying them if they are grafted on to herbaceous rootstock.
At Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC), researcher Lindsey Hendricks-Franco, a doctoral candidate in integrative biology at UC Berkeley, is investigating the postfire nitrogen cycling roles played by ephemeral herbaceous plants such as whisperingbells (Emmenanthe penduliflora) and Brewer's redmaids (Calandrinia breweri) and by herbivores -- black-tailed deer, rodents and rabbits.
And while Absolut is known for clear vodkas, Strangeway took the bold step of making Herbaceous Lemon a pale yellow color.
Herbaceous perennials, however, have a very sensible mechanism for surviving the winter by dying down in the autumn.
In fact, all Early Devonian plants were herbaceous, so externally, you would not be able to tell which had wood and which had not."
Understand first that the plants are herbaceous perennials.
Four herbaceous favorites: 'Blaze' (bright red single), 'Festiva Maxima' (white double with crimson flecks in the center), 'Sarah Bernhardt' (pink), or 'Sea Shell (Satiny pink single).
In the next step of data analysis, it was checked whether the species composition of herbs was affected by the properties of the tree and shrub layer (i.e., whether the herbaceous layer could be divided among the vegetation types distinguished according to the tree and shrub layer).