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Glycyrrhiza [genus name] is derived from Greek glyco- (sweet) and rhizo- (root) components.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it), to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Glycyrrhiza.]

Gnaphalium [genus name] is derived from Greek gnaphalion (woolly) with reference to the leaves. [See Gnaphalium.]

gnidium means 'of or from Knidos (Cnidos or Cnidus) in Caria, Asia Minor (now part of western Turkey)'. [See Daphne gnidium.]

gongylodes is derived from Greek gongylo- (round, knobbly) component meaning 'swollen, roundish or knobbly'. [See Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes.]

gracilis is Latin (slender, graceful, thin, slim). [See Bouteloua gracilis, Mentha x gracilis, Mentha x gracilis 'Variegata', Nitella gracilis, Reinhardtia gracilis.]

gramineus is Latin (of grass, grassy) meaning 'grass-like or grassy'. [See Potamogeton gramineus, Ranunculus gramineus.]

Grammatophyllum [genus name] is derived from Greek -gramma (mark, letter, character, writing) and phyllo- (leaf) components with reference to the conspicuous 'blotching' on the flowers. [See Grammatophyllum.]

granatum means 'many-seeded'. [See Punica granatum.]

grande is Latin (large) meaning 'big or showy'. [See Platycerium grande, Rossioglossum grande.]

grandidentata is made up of Latin grandis (large) and dens (tooth) components. [See Populus grandidentata.]


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