ligneous plant


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Noun1.ligneous plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stemsligneous plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
bugbane - a plant of the genus Cimicifuga having flowers in long racemes or panicles reported to be distasteful to insects
melilot, melilotus, sweet clover - erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvement
aralia - any of various plants of the genus Aralia; often aromatic plants having compound leaves and small umbellate flowers
combretum - any of numerous shrubs or small trees of the genus Combretum having spikes of small flowers
ravenala, Ravenala madagascariensis, traveler's tree, traveller's tree - giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers
Pipturus argenteus, Queensland grass-cloth plant - Australian plant of genus Pipturus whose fiber is used in making cloth
milk vetch, milk-vetch - any of various plants of the genus Astragalus
false indigo, wild indigo - any of several plants of the genus Baptisia
bush clover, lespedeza - shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United States
lupin, lupine - any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers
bignoniad - any woody plant of the family Bignoniaceae
gesneriad - any of numerous tropical or subtropical small shrubs or treelets or epiphytic vines of the family Gesneriaceae: African violet; Cape primroses; gloxinia
figwort - any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
lignum - woody tissue
xylem - the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels
lignosae - a category in some early taxonomies
arborescent plant - having the shape or characteristics of a tree
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
bramble - any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
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aureum groups--are mainly small, ligneous plants with a more or less prostrate habit because of the weak or absent self-supporting character of the vegetative axes.