Japanese spurge


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Japanese spurge

n.
A pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) native to Japan, having leathery toothed leaves and small white flowers and widely cultivated as a groundcover.
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Jap′anese spurge′


n.
a low Japanese plant, Pachysandra terminalis, grown as a ground cover.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.Japanese spurge - slow-growing Japanese evergreen subshrub having terminal spikes of white flowers; grown as a ground cover
pachysandra - any plant of the genus Pachysandra; low-growing evergreen herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as ground cover
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In addition to the packasandra most gardeners like for shady spots, she suggests Japanese spurge, which flourishes in full shade and has both glossy green leaves and white spring flowers.
Otherwise known as Japanese spurge, it has handsome glossy green - toothed leaves and white flowers in summer.
n it sy ves n ' Otherwise known as Japanese spurge,has handsome glossy green - toothed leaves and white flowers in summer.

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