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ground pine

n.
1. Any of various club mosses that resemble miniature evergreen trees. Also called ground cedar.
2. A low-growing annual plant, Ajuga chamaepitys, of Eurasia and northern Africa, having yellow flowers and narrow leaves with a resinous smell.

ground pine

n
1. (Plants) a hairy plant, Ajuga chamaepitys, of Europe and N Africa, having two-lipped yellow flowers marked with red spots: family Lamiaceae (labiates). It smells of pine when crushed. See also bugle2
2. (Plants) any of certain North American club mosses, esp Lycopodium obscurum

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n.
1. a species of club moss.
2. a European herb, Ajuga chamaepitys, of the mint family, with a resinous odor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground pine - any of several club mosses having long creeping stems and erect branchesground pine - any of several club mosses having long creeping stems and erect branches
club moss, club-moss, lycopod - primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles
Lycopodium clavitum, running pine - a variety of club moss
foxtail grass, Lycopodium alopecuroides - ground pine thickly covered with bristly leaves; widely distributed in barren sandy or peaty moist coastal regions of eastern and southeastern United States
2.ground pine - low-growing annual with yellow flowers dotted red; faintly aromatic of pine resin; Europe, British Isles and North Africa
bugle, bugleweed - any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
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Judging by the bounty of healthy young hemlock trees and the abundance of evergreen plants such as ground pines and trailing arbutus, deer are not as plentiful in the sand plains as in many areas.
Growing in the bare sand areas favored by lupines are other unusual plants such as ground pine and pale grey-green patches of reindeer moss lichen, as well as the red-topped british soldier lichens.