dog's mercury


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dog's mercury

n.
A creeping, poisonous woodland plant (Mercurialis perennis) of Europe, having small greenish flowers.
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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.
Ychydig ymhellach draw ac roedd dail cwlwm yr asgwrn (Mercurialis perennis; Dog's mercury) yn ei flodau ar hyd ac ar led y cloddiau.
Four species not previously recorded as introduced in Victoria were obtained--i.e., Mercurialis annua, L., Annual Dog's Mercury, Euphorbiaceae; a native of Europe and North Africa.
Yma ac acw ar hyd Ln Llanffinan ac i gyfeiriad Pentraeth roedd blodau melynwyrdd, disylw dail cwlwm yr asgwrn (Mercurialis perennis; dog's mercury) yn tyfu ym mn y clawdd.
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.
Aid Arnica Compress for strained muscles and bad bruises; Arnica Bump and Bruise Relief, perfect for the athlete with sore muscles or the person in need of comfort from the bumps, strains, sprains and bruises of life; Calendula Wound Cleanser, which helps heal minor cuts, scrapes and inflammation safely and naturally with the gentle cleansing, astringent action of calendula; as well as Mercurialis Wound Rescue to heal inflamed, infected or poorly healing wounds with the aid of natural anti-inflammatory mercurialis (dog's mercury).
In the spring one of the first flowers to bloom in the woodland is dog's mercury, followed by purple violets, bluebells and the pungent wild garlic.