Sedges sentence example
Such arrangements as 2, 3 ands are common in Monocotyledons, as in grasses, sedges and lilies.
The summits of some of the mountains are too high for trees and above belts of dwarf spruce, balsam and birch they are clothed chiefly with sandworts, diapensia, cassiope, rushes, sedges and lichens.
With the exception of some stunted willows the islands are practically destitute of trees, but are covered with a luxuriant growth of herbage, including grasses, sedges and many flowering plants.
Formerly the island appears to have been wooded, but it now presents only a few bushes (Edwardsia, Broussonetia, &c.), ferns, grasses, sedges, &c. The natives grow bananas in the shelter of artificial pits, also sugar-canes and sweet potatoes, and keep a few goats and a large stock of domestic fowls, and a Tahitian commercial house breeds cattle and sheep on the island.
Monocotyledons form one-sixth of the known Miocene flora, 25 of them being grasses and 39 sedges; but most of these need further study, and are very insufficiently characterized.Advertisement
In sedges the sheath forms a complete investment of the stem, whilst in Leaf grasses it is split on one side.
Among the land plants may be noted the blue anemone; the ranunculus along the road-sides, with a strong perfume of violets; the Malta heath, which flowers at all seasons; Cynomorium coccineum, the curious " Malta fungus," formerly so valued for medicinal purposes that a guard was set for its preservation under the rule of the Knights; the pheasant's-eye; three species of mallow and geranium; Oxalis cernua, a very troublesome imported weed; Lotus edulis; Scorpiurus subvillosa, wild and cultivated as forage; two species of the horseshoe-vetch; the opium poppy; the yellow and claret-coloured poppy; wild rose; Cartaegus azarolus, of which the fruit is delicious preserved; the ice-plant; squirting cucumber; many species of Umbelliferae; Labiatae, to which the spicy flavour of the honey (equal to that of Mt Hymettus) is ascribed; snapdragons; broom-rape; glass-wort; Salsola soda, which produces when burnt a considerable amount of alkali; there are fifteen species of orchids; the gladiolus and iris are also found; Urginia scilla, the medicinal squill, abounds with its large bulbous roots near the sea; seventeen species of sedges and seventy-seven grasses have been recorded.
Among the few Monocotyledons are leaves and fruits of palms, and traces of grasses and sedges.
The wood contains several scarce and locally distributed grasses, sedges and rushes including hairy woodrush, pendulous sedge and wood millet.
Even blanket bog can reveal hidden delights, or give a splash of autumnal color when bog cotton and other sedges turn russet.Advertisement
Basic flushes are dominated by sedges accompanied by rushes, a few grass species and some choice herbs.
In the typical rushy grassland sedges are sparse, but in the more diverse areas glaucous sedge is prominent.
The flushes are typically dominated by a range of small sedges such as carnation sedge and long-stalked yellow sedge.
Moreover the taxonomy of the related yellow sedges has been confused by the different approaches of various authors.
Through mossy alder trees are rich swampy areas with sedges, marsh marigold, tall yellow flags and the rare and beautiful summer snowflake.Advertisement
There are also marshy areas within the woods in which there are sedges, marsh marigold, yellow flags and the rare summer snowflake.
The flora includes reeds, rushes and sedges along with drier grassland species such as meadow vetchling.
The practice is confined to poorer types of land, such as heaths covered with furze and bracken or fens and clay areas smothered with rank grasses and sedges.
It is a water plant for association with the taller sedges, Bulrush, and bolder water-side plants.
I have planted it in rich leafy soil in most spots in woods, where even small plants so far hold their own among the stoutest sedges.Advertisement
For winter quarters they build more elaborate houses of conical or dome-like form, composed of sedges, grasses and similar materials plastered together with mud.
Grow wild according to thy nature, like these sedges and brakes, which will never become English bay.