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Adj.1.brownish-purple - of dark purple tinted with brown
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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The leaf tip may appear scorched around the edges and the underside of the leaf may show brownish-purple spotting.
Finally, in a back gallery one encountered The Vendor, a brownish-purple sculpture whose top spills over in one direction like a putrid bouquet; on its other side, a handful of ready-to-use selfie sticks are arrayed in a built-in container.
For summer foliage with its own contrast, search out one of the bugbanes, cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette', with its tall racemes of off-white flowers supported above a mass of brownish-purple foliage and stems.
Inflorescence lateral, erect, usually simple, lax, (16)23-36(51) cm, green to greenish-brown, occasionally with a lateral branch 5-9.5 cm long; peduncle (6)12-19 cm with two sheath-like bracts, adpressed, (0.8)1.4-2.7 x 0.5-1.1 cm; rachis 7-16(32) cm long; floral bracts small, lanceolate, shorter than the pedicel with ovary, (6)10-28 x 4-8 mm, acute, with brownish-purple spots over a greenish background; ovary with pedicel 1.2-3.1 cm long, green to dark-brown.
Bog-garden plants - those that prefer marshy mud to total immersion - include ligularia with brownish-purple foliage contrasting with yellow blooms (a variety called The Rocket has splendid yellow flower spikes); candelabra primulas in a range of colours; and several attractive wild flowers - ragged robin, purple loosestrife and, if space is not a problem, the tall meadowsweet with large heads of creamy, fragrant flowers.