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A very low-growing shrub.
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(Botany) another name for subshrub
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(ˈʌn dərˌʃrʌb)

a low shrub.
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Noun1.undershrub - a low shrubundershrub - a low shrub        
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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It is a small, green undershrub distributed largely in Afghanistan, Egypt, and calcareous rocks of Western India and Pakistan [38].
It is an erect, hairless, undershrub, annual or biennial, growing to about 100 cm high and reproduces from seeds.
Basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a branched softly pubescent undershrub, 30 to 60 cm high plant belongs to Lamiaceae family which is digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stomachic, and useful in asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal fever, hiccough, vomiting, ringworm and skin diseases [3].Cucumber contains Calcium (20 mg / 100g), Iron (0.7 mg / 100 g), thiamin (0.3 mg/ 100g),niacin (0.2mg / 100 g), and riboflavin (0.01mg / 100 g) [4].
europaeus have > 25% ground cover, where soil is wetter Erica tetralix may occur as dominant undershrub and Molinia caerulea is the main grass species Fen >7 Carex spp.
The plant Crotalaria arenaria, a leguminous undershrub found in the savanna, was called manta uwa, which means "forget mother" in Hausa.
In addition, high soil moisture (>40%) occurred considerably more frequently in the undershrub microenvironment than between shrubs, whereas the low soil moisture (<20%) occurred considerably less frequently (Fig.
Grewia scabrophylla at times is an undershrub, when exposed to annual
Stephen Harris, chief botanist with the Parks and Wildlife Service in Tasmania's rainforest, said: "When people think of a 43,000- year-old plant they probably visualise something gnarled and twisted but this just looks like an undershrub in the forest."
occidentalis varied in a spatially predictable manner relative to: (1) distance of seeds from a foraging trail; (2) distance of seeds from the nest, and (3) surface microhabitat (undershrub areas vs.
Majorana hortensis (Lamiaceae), commonly known as marjoram, is a perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavors.
Two bulk collections were made from plants at the Five Points study site; one from plants growing directly beneath creosote bush shrubs ("undershrub" seed source), and the other from plants growing in the creosote shrub interspaces ("intershrub" seed source).