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Creeping Mahonia Mahonia repens
2014-01-12 10:37:35

Mahonia repens is a species of plant in the Berberidaceae family. The plant may also be referred to as the Creeping mahonia, the Creeping Oregon grape, the Creeping barberry or the Prostrate barberry. This species is found in the Rocky Mountains and western areas of North America. Specifically you can find the Mahonia repens ranging from British Columbia and Alberta through Arizona and New...

Heavenly Bamboo Nandina domestica
2014-01-12 10:23:00

Nandina domestica is a flowering plant. The species may also be referred to as Heavenly bamboo or Sacred bamboo. Despite its common names the species is not in fact bamboo, but an evergreen shrub. Nandina domestica belongs to the Berberidaceae family. The plant is native to eastern Asia, specifically from the Himalayas to Japan. Typically Nandina domestica plants grow up to 7 feet tall and...

Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium
2014-01-12 09:53:18

Mahonia aquifolium is a species of flowering plant from the family Berberidaceae. The plant may also be referred to as the Oregon grape. It is an evergreen shrub and typically blooms in early spring. M. aquifolium can grow up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It has pinnate leaves that measure up to 12 inches. Each leaf is made up of spiny leaflets. The leaves have a leathery appearance that...

Guduchi Tinospora cordifolia
2014-01-12 08:49:06

Tinospora cordifolia is an herbaceous vine belonging to the Menispermaceae family. The species is more commonly known as Guduchi. The plant is a climbing shrub and can be found in tropical climates. T. cordifolia is a vine with heart-shaped leaves. Its bark is creamy-white or grey in color with deep clefts. It has long, slender aerial roots. Quite often it grows on mango or neem trees. The...

Himalayan Mayapple Podophyllum hexandrum
2014-01-12 07:44:48

Podophyllum hexandrum is a plant species belonging to the Berberidaceae family. The species may also be referred to as the Himalayan mayapple or the Indian mayapple. Podophyllum hexandrum are native to the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. This particular plant species flourishes at lower elevations. Podophyllum hexandrum is a low growing plant. Its leaves may be described as drooping and...

Greater Celandine Chelidonium majus
2014-01-12 07:16:55

Chelidonium majus is an herbaceous plant species. This species is the sole plant that makes up the Chelidonium genus. C. majus is a perennial plant, meaning it typically survives longer than 2 years. The species is native to Europe and western Asia and has recently been cultivated in North America. The species may also be referred to as the Greater celandine or Tetterwort. C. majus stands...

Berberis
2014-01-12 06:53:32

Berberis is a genus of plant with about 500 species. They are largely evergreen shrubs that measure 3 to 18 feet tall. Several species have become popular garden shrubs, known for features such as its ornamental leaves. Berberis is characterized by dimorphic (having separate male and female) shoots. The long shoots form the structure of the plant while the smaller short shoots measure just...

Silver vine Actinidia polygama
2014-01-05 10:47:29

Actinidia polygama is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Silver vine or Cat powder. The plant belongs to the Actinidiaceae family. A. polygama can be found naturally growing in Japan and China. Actinidia polygama vines grow between 16 and 19 feet. Its leaves grow between 2.3 and 5.1 inches long. The species’ leaves appear silver and white in...

Boxwood Buxacae
2009-04-28 16:14:01

Buxus sempervirens or Boxwood is indigenous to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. This small slender evergreen tree grows from 3 - 30 feet in height with a narrow trunk reaching less than 8 inches in diameter. Yellowish green oval shaped leaves grow from just over half an inch to just under one and a quarter inches in length and less than half an inch wide....

Japanese Box Buxus microphylla
2009-04-28 16:11:28

The Japanese Box (Buxus microphylla) is indigenous to Japan and Taiwan. An evergreen shrub, it only grows 6 -10 feet in height with short bright green oval shaped leaves less than an inch in length. It is grown as an ornamental plant both in its native area and in other temperate regions. Variant cultivars of this species are often used in bonsai. Photo Copyright and Credit

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'