baby's tears


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baby's tears

also ba·by-tears (bā′bē-tîrz′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
An evergreen, mat-forming perennial (Soleirolia soleirolii) native to the western Mediterranean region, grown as an ornamental for its numerous tiny, roundish leaves.
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Noun1.baby's tears - prostrate or creeping Corsican herb with moss-like small round short-stemmed leavesbaby's tears - prostrate or creeping Corsican herb with moss-like small round short-stemmed leaves
genus Helxine, genus Soleirolia, Helxine, Soleirolia - one species; a dwarf creeping mat-forming evergreen herb
ground cover, groundcover - low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow
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This can be anything from turning on some music and dancing around the living room soothing your baby's tears or going swimming together.
Sheila Cairns ASOMETIMES also known as baby's tears, this plant can bring tears trying to get rid of it!
Moses-in-a-boat is sometimes grown as a houseplant, but my favorite sight of it was outdoors in the tropics, grown as groundcover to create swathes of purple that contrasted with adjacent beds plush with lime green baby's tears.
"I'm sitting on the gnomic fence," said Jinny Blom, who has designed a garden of forget-me-nots and baby's tears plants for Prince Harry's Lesotho children's charity, Sentebale.
They're especially pretty among blue hydrangeas, or beside dry creekbeds with sweet woodruff or baby's tears scrambling around them.
There is humour in details, such as the cat that plays the violin when Sebastian and Miriam meet and who hides under an umbrella while the baby's tears rain down.
Sheila Cairns, New Malden, Surrey Hi Sheila, Sometimes also known as baby's tears, this plant can bring tears trying to get rid of it!