dog's mercury


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dog's mercury

n.
A creeping, poisonous woodland plant (Mercurialis perennis) of Europe, having small greenish flowers.

dog's mercury

n
(Plants) a hairy somewhat poisonous euphorbiaceous perennial, Mercurialis perennis, having broad lanceolate toothed leaves and small greenish male and female flowers, the males borne in catkins. It often carpets shady woodlands
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Noun1.dog's mercury - European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mercurialis, Mercurialis - a genus of slender herbs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
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Full of arching trees, draped in ivy and clad with spongy green mosses, Hart's-Tongue ferns erupt sporadically, while patches of lush, leafy Dog's Mercury lurk between the tree trunks, dappled in light.
Annual Dog's Mercury, Euphorbiaceae; a native of Europe and North Africa.
Parrot's Drumble is one of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's finest ancient woodland nature reserves where as well as the sea of bluebells In spring you will also see dog's mercury, wood anemone, yellow archangel and wood sorrel.