stag's horn


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stag's horn

(ˈstæɡˌhɔːn) or

staghorn

n
1. (Art Terms) the antlers of a stag used as a material for carved implements
2. (Plants) a creeping variety of club moss, Lycopodium clavatum, growing on moors and mountains, having silvery hair points on its leaves
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The familiar details came out: the stag's horns, the bookshelves, the looking-glass, the stove with its ventilator, which had long wanted mending, his father's sofa, a large table, on the table an open book, a broken ash tray, a manuscript book with his handwriting.
| Rhus typhina I'm watching the stag's horn sumach in my front garden turn a vibrant shade of orange.
The smokey part of its name derives from the frothy plumes of delicate flowers in summer | Rhus typhina I'M watching the stag's horn sumach in my front garden turn a vibrant shade of orange.
| Rhus typhina I'M watching the stag's horn sumach my front garden turn a vibrant shade of orange.
The stag's horn sumach, or Rhus typhina, can also be relied on for autumn impact when its lance-shaped green leaves turn shades of orange, red, yellow and purple.
SUMACH THE Stag's Horn Sumach, or Rhus typhina, is one of the best shrubs for autumn impact.
The winter-flowering cherry, stag's horn sumach, sorbus (wild mountain ash) and varieties of cornus can also paint a palette of vivid colours.
Colonies of rare Stag's Horn Clubmoss have been found in a conservation survey near Tregaron ahead of tree felling.
Smaller ferns, such as the stag's horn and the Boston fern, also like moisture and will be happy to live in steamy bathrooms with good light.
A favourite from my childhood is Rhus typhina (stag's horn sumach), which again can be treated as a tree or shrub.