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In addition to searching through the individual botanical definitions you may now benefit also from browsing the extensive information gleaned through our research. This list has been compiled in alphabetic order according to the genus or species..

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glutinosa is derived from Latin glutinis (glue) meaning 'sticky or glutinous'. [See Alnus glutinosa.]

Glyceria [genus name] is derived from Greek glyco- (sweet) with reference to the edible seeds of some species. [See Glyceria.]

glycyphyllos is made up of Greek glyco- (sweet) and phyllo- (leaf) components with reference to 'sweet-smelling leaves'. [See Astragalus glycyphyllos.]

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.]


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