What does the word herbaceous mean?

  • Noting a plant which has no woody stem or trunk and which dies completely, or down to the roots, at the end of each season.

Usage examples for herbaceous

  1. Ferns in astonishing variety, from the most delicate, through giant herbaceous forms, to magnificent tree- ferns; lycopods of several species, and selaginellas, in tufts, covered the slopes; and great banks of begonias, in fine bloom, showed themselves. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  2. Not included were the many smaller seedlings, which were mostly concealed beneath the dense layer of low herbaceous vegetation. – The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation by Henry S. Fitch Ronald L. McGregor

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