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LEGUMINOUS PLANT

‘LEGUMINOUS PLANT’ is a 15 letter phrase starting with L and ending with T

Crossword clues for ‘LEGUMINOUS PLANT’

Synonyms, crossword answers and other related words for LEGUMINOUS PLANT

We hope that the following list of synonyms for the word pea will help you to finish your crossword today. We’ve arranged the synonyms in length order so that they are easier to find.

3 letter words

IVY – PEA

4 letter words

BEAN – FERN – HERB – KELP – MOLD – MOSS – RUST – SMUT – VINE – WORT

5 letter words

ALGAE – FUCUS – LIANA – MOULD – PULSE – VETCH – WRACK

6 letter words

DIATOM – FUNGUS – LEGUME – LENTIL – LICHEN – MOULDY – PELLET

7 letter words

BRACKEN – CLIMBER – CREEPER – MOULDER – SEA MOSS – SEAWEED – WHISTLE

8 letter words

CONFERVA – GULFWEED – MUSHROOM – PARASITE – PUFFBALL – RED ALGAE – ROCKWEED – SARGASSO – SEA WRACK

9 letter words

AUTOPHYTE – GRAPEVINE – LIVERWORT – MARROWFAT – PASTURAGE – PETIT POIS – SARGASSUM – SEA LENTIL – SUCCULENT – THICK SOUP – TOADSTOOL – VEGETABLE

10 letter words

BROWN ALGAE – CONFERVOID – EDIBLE SEED – GREEN ALGAE – SAPROPHYTE

11 letter words

HETEROPHYTE – PERTHOPHYTE

12 letter words

MONKEY LADDER

13 letter words

PHYTOPLANKTON – PLANT FAMILIES

14 letter words

GREEN VEGETABLE – PARASITIC PLANT

15 letter words

PLANKTONIC ALGAE

19 letter words

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Definition of pea

  • seed of a pea plant used for food
  • a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds
  • the fruit or seed of a pea plant

Anagrams of pea

APE – EAP – EPA

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Word List: Vegetables

ackeethe green tough-skinned berry of this tree adjigo or warran (Australian)a yam plant, Dioscorea hastifolia, native to SW Australia that has edible tubers asparagus the succulent young shoots of A. officinalis, which may be cooked and eaten aubergine or (esp U.S., Canad., and Austral.) eggplantthe fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable baby corn bean sproutthe sprout of a newly germinated mung bean, eaten as a vegetable, esp in Chinese dishes beef tomatoa very large fleshy variety of tomato beetroot or beeta variety of the beet plant, Beta vulgaris, that has a bulbous dark red root that may be eaten as a vegetable, in salads, or pickled bok choy, Chinese leaf, Chinese cabbage, or pak-choia Chinese plant, Brassica chinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has edible stalks and leaves broad beanan erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable broccolithe flower head of this plant, eaten as a vegetable before the buds have opened Brussels sprout or sproutthe head of this plant, eaten as a vegetable butternut pumpkina variety of pumpkin, eaten as vegetable cabbageany of various cultivated varieties of the plant Brassica oleracea capitata, typically having a short thick stalk and a large head of green or reddish edible leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) calabresea variety of green sprouting broccoli calalu or calaloothe edible leaves of various plants, used as greens or in making thick soups cardoona thistle-like S European plant, Cynara cardunculus, closely related to the artichoke, with spiny leaves, purple flowers, and a leafstalk that may be blanched and eaten: family Asteraceae (composites) carrotthe long tapering orange root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable cauliflowerthe flower head of this plant, used as a vegetable celeriaca variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, with a large turnip-like root, used as a vegetable celeryan umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Apium graveolens dulce, whose blanched leafstalks are used in salads or cooked as a vegetable charda variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, with large succulent leaves and thick stalks, used as a vegetable chayotethe fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable cherry tomatoa miniature tomato not much bigger than a cherry chicorya blue-flowered plant, Cichorium intybus, cultivated for its leaves, which are used in salads, and for its roots: family Asteraceae (composites) chivea small Eurasian purple-flowered alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, whose long slender hollow leaves are used in cooking to flavour soups, stews, etc chokothe cucumber-like fruit of a tropical American cucurbitaceous vine, Sechium edule: eaten as a vegetable in the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand collardthe leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable corn on the coba cob of maize, boiled and eaten as a vegetable cos, cos lettuce, or (U.S. & Canad.) romainea variety of lettuce with a long slender head and crisp leaves courgette or (U.S., Canad. & Austral.) zucchinia small variety of vegetable marrow, cooked and eaten as a vegetable cressany of various plants of the genera Lepidium, Cardamine, Arabis, etc, having pungent-tasting leaves often used in salads and as a garnish: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) cucumberthe cylindrical fruit of this plant, which has hard thin green rind and white crisp flesh endivea plant, Cichorium endivia, cultivated for its crisp curly leaves, which are used in salads: family Asteraceae (composites) fennela strong-smelling yellow-flowered umbelliferous plant, Foeniculum vulgare, whose seeds and feathery leaves are used to season and flavour food finocchioa variety of fennel, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, with thickened stalks that resemble celery and are eaten as a vegetable, esp in S Europe friseean endive, Cichorium endivia, often used in salads gherkinthe immature fruit of any of various cucumbers, used for pickling globe artichokea thistle-like Eurasian plant, Cynara scolymus, cultivated for its large edible flower head containing many fleshy scalelike bracts: family Asteraceae (composites) greensthe edible leaves and stems of certain plants, eaten as a vegetable horseradisha coarse Eurasian plant, Armoracia rusticana, cultivated for its thick white pungent root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) iceberg lettucea type of lettuce with very crisp pale leaves tightly enfolded Jerusalem artichokethe tuber of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable kale or kaila cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, with crinkled leaves: used as a potherb kohlrabia cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea caulorapa (or gongylodes), whose thickened stem is eaten as a vegetable lamb’s lettuce or corn saladany valerianaceous plant of the genus Valerianella, esp the European species V. locusta, which often grows in cornfields and whose leaves are sometimes used in salads leekan alliaceous plant, Allium porrum, with a slender white bulb, cylindrical stem, and broad flat overlapping leaves: used in cooking lettuceany of various plants that resemble true lettuce, such as lamb’s lettuce and sea lettuce marrow squashany of several oblong squashes that have a hard smooth rind, esp the vegetable marrow okra, lady’s finger, or bhindian annual malvaceous plant, Hibiscus esculentus, of the Old World tropics, with yellow-and-red flowers and edible oblong sticky green pods onion an alliaceous plant,Allium cepaa, having greenish-white flowers: cultivated for its rounded edible bulb oracheany of several herbaceous plants or small shrubs of the chenopodiaceous genus Atriplex, esp A. hortensis (garden orache), which is cultivated as a vegetable. They have typically greyish-green lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers pak-choia Chinese plant, Brassica chinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has edible stalks and leaves parsnipthe root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable peathe seed of this plant, eaten as a vegetable pepper, capsicum, or (U.S.) bell pepperany of various tropical plants of the solanaceous genus Capsicum, esp C. frutescens, the fruits of which are used as a vegetable and a condiment pe-tsai cabbagea Chinese plant, Brassica pekinensis, that is related to the cabbage and has crisp edible leaves growing in a loose cylindrical head pimiento or pimentoa Spanish pepper, Capsicum annuum, with a red fruit used raw in salads, cooked as a vegetable, and as a stuffing for green olives potatothe starchy oval tuber of this plant, which has a brown or red skin and is cooked and eaten as a vegetable puha, puwha, or rauriki (New Zealand)any of various plants of the Old World genus Sonchus, esp S. oleraceus, having milky juice, prickly leaves, and heads of yellow flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) radicchioan Italian variety of chicory, having purple leaves streaked with white that are eaten raw in salads radishany of various plants of the genus Raphanus, esp R. sativus of Europe and Asia, cultivated for its edible root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)romanesco a variety of green cauliflower salsify or oyster plantthe root of this plant, which tastes of oysters and is eaten as a vegetable savoy cabbage shallotthe bulb of this plant, which divides into small sections and is used in cooking for flavouring and as a vegetable silver beeta variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, having large firm green leaves: staple cooked green vegetable in Australia and New Zealand sorrelany of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Rumex, esp R. acetosa, of Eurasia and North America, having acid-tasting leaves used in salads and sauces Spanish onionany of several varieties of large mild-flavoured onions spinachthe leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable spring greenscabbage leaves that are harvested before the plants develop hearts spring onion, salad onion, scallion (chiefly U.S.), or syboe (Scot.)an immature form of the onion (Allium cepa), widely cultivated for its tiny bulb and long green leaves which are eaten in salads, etc squashthe fruit of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable swedea Eurasian plant, Brassica napus (or B. napobrassica), cultivated for its bulbous edible root, which is used as a vegetable and as cattle fodder: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) sweet corn or (chiefly U.S.) cornany of various strains of Indian corn with kernels rich in sugar, eaten as a table vegetable in the unripe, or milky, stage sweet potato, batata, or (N.Z.) kumera or kumaraa convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow rootSwiss chard, or charda variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, with large succulent leaves and thick stalks, used as a vegetable turnip or (dialect) neepthe root of this plant, which is eaten as a vegetable vegetable marrow or marrowa cucurbitaceous plant, Cucurbita pepo, probably native to America but widely cultivated for its oblong green striped fruit, which is eaten as a vegetable yamthe starchy tuber of any of these plants, which is eaten as a vegetable ▷ See vegetableCopyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. 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• Want to know the best shade plants for shady gardens, including shade perennials, full shade plants and colourful shade plants? Here, we list 15 varieties that will thrive out of the sun.

• Follow our advice on how to treat soil for plants that grow in the shade.

• Visit one of our top three recommended nurseries for shade loving flowers.

Shade is seldom constant. It varies according to the season and time of day, so the first step to understanding what will grow in a shady spot is to observe how the light changes. Once you know what you are dealing with, there are things you can do.

Unless deep shade appeals to you, judicious pruning will make a shady space much easier to manage. Thinning the canopy and removing the lower branches of trees (you may need planning permission for this), as well as lifting the skirts of shrubs, will let in more light, allow rain to penetrate the soil more easily and create better growing conditions. But bear in mind that, over time, trees and shrubs re-grow and shade will deepen once more, so cut back regularly or plants may fail to thrive.

Things to consider:

  • Observe how the light changes through the day in that area
  • Judicious pruning will make a shady space much easier to manage and let in more light and rain
  • Choose shrubs for year-round interest

Choose shrubs for year-round interest, including blossoms for spring, flowers for summer, berries and vibrant leaf colour for autumn and evergreens for winter. Many shade gardens are at their best in spring when bulbs, primroses, wood anemones and hellebores carpet the ground beneath deciduous trees before the leaf canopy opens and excludes much of the light.

Summer shade planting seldom has the same impact, but the good news is that there are tough perennials, such as epimediums, ferns, lily of the valley and hardy geraniums (avoid Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae unless you are desperate – it’s a thug), that can provide ground cover and create a backdrop for some of summer’s best shady characters, including the white form of foxglove, martagon lilies, lamiums and Japanese anemones. For the best effect, choose white or pale tones to stand out against the largely green backdrop.

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15 BEST SHADE LOVING PLANTS

1. Amelanchier X Grandiflora This small tree does well in semi-shade, tolerating deeper shade in summer. Best bought multi-stemmed, unless space is limited, it provides clouds of white flowers and coppery young foliage in spring, summer berries and vivid autumn colour.

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2. Hakonechloa Cacra – Known as Japanese forest grass, this vibrant deciduous plant thrives in damp shade and has mounds of cascading leaves. Variegated and golden forms are the most eye-catching and will have the brightest colour in partial shade. Good in pots.

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3. Melica Uniflora – Described by Beth Chatto as “quietly attractive”, this deciduous native grass grows in woodland, on shady banks and in alkaline soils. It forms upright clumps with stems of dainty rice-like flowers and, once established, will self-seed readily.

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4. Ferns – Happy to grow in inhospitable spots, many of these plants are evergreen, and there’s a huge range of shapes and sizes – from shiny leaved asplenium to tough polystichum and the elegant, moisture-loving Osmunda regalis.

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5. Hydrangeas – Once established, these shrubs will provide reliable summer colour beneath trees or on the shady side of a garden. Tough and resilient, they come in a variety of sizes and different forms, including climbers.

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6. Epimediums – Reliable in dry shade, the evergreen varieties of this plant make excellent ground cover with their wiry branching stems and heart-shaped leaves. Trim clumps with shears in spring so emerging flowers can be seen above the foliage.

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7. Hardy Geraniums – This useful plant does well, even in dry shade. G. endressii and G. x oxonianum can be pretty thuggish and self-seed freely, but G. macrorrhizum, G. phaeum and G. versicolor make good ground-cover plants in full or partial shade.

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8. Clematis – Spring-flowering C. montana and autumn-blooming C. viticella are good climbers for shady spots. Like all clematis, they prefer their roots in shade and heads in sun, so plant them where they can scramble up a wall or through a tree or shrub.

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9. Helleborus Orientalis – Invaluable in winter and spring, these leathery leaved perennials are tougher than their delicate drooping heads might indicate. Plant on a bank or where you can look up into the flowers. H. foetidus, the stinking hellebore, only smells if you touch it and does well in very dry shade.

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10. Persicaria virginiana ‘Lance Corporal’ – This perennial foliage plant deserves to be better known. Happy in partial or full shade, its bright green leaves have striking dark chevron markings. It prefers a moisture-retentive soil but will grow in dry shade and self-seed if you are lucky.

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11. Tellima Grandiflora – A semi-evergreen, tallish, ground-cover perennial that does well planted around trees. It sends up spires of white or green-tinged bell-shaped flowers above rosettes of leaves from May to July. Although it prefers a moisture-retentive soil, it will do almost as well in dry shade.

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12. Tiarella Cordifolia – In late spring and early summer, this evergreen perennial bears attractive foamy white flower spikes, held just above its robust heuchera-like leaves. The foliage takes on bronze tints in autumn. A good choice for dense, dry shade.

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13. Galium Odoratum – Sweet woodruff hugs the ground with whorls of foliage and starry white flowers in spring and early summer. It dies back for a few months, re-emerging in early autumn. Great beneath hellebores, among ferns or in dark corners, but it can be rampant.

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14. Cyclamen Coum and Cyclamen Hederifolium – C. coum flowers in late winter and early spring and needs a damp soil, while C. hederifolium is happy in dry shade and blooms in August and September. Plant both where they will not be disturbed and, once established, they will spread beneath deciduous trees.

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15. Astrantias – Known as a perennial for the herbaceous border, astrantia grows in damp ground at the edge of woodland in the wild and will do best in similar garden conditions. A moisture-retentive soil is essential for it to grow well.

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GETTING TO GRIPS WITH YOUR SOIL

Soil conditions (like light) can vary throughout the year: damp in spring but dry once the tree canopy develops, prone to flooding in winter, but free-draining the rest of the year – or permanently dry. It is essential to choose plants that are well adapted to your soil type.

Moisture-loving shade plants will never thrive in a dry soil. Humus-rich damp shade is good news. Dry shade is low in fertility and can repel water, but it can be improved by digging over the soil, removing intrusive roots and adding compost or soil conditioner.

Nurture plants in their first year, water in dry weather and liquid feed until they are growing strongly. An annual mulch with composted bark or leaf mould will keep all shady soils in good condition and suppress weeds: apply it after rain or a thorough watering.

BEST NURSERIES FOR SHADE-LOVING PLANTS

• The Beth Chatto Gardens Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex (01206 822007; bethchatto.co.uk)

• Long Acre Plants Charlton Musgrove, nr Wincanton, Somerset (01963 32802; plantsforshade.co.uk)

• The Plantsman’s Preference Church Road, South Lopham, Diss, Norfolk (01379 710810; plantpref.co.uk)

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Woodland plants to grow

Woodlands cover millions of hectares of land in the UK and abroad, so it’s no surprise that many woodland plants have made their way into gardens.

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To grow them, you don’t have to live next to or amongst woodland. Creating the habitat woodland plants enjoy is simple – plant trees or shrubs to provide shade, or utilise the shade provided by garden boundaries.

Be mindful that the soil in these areas may be rather dry, so incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter when planting, and mulch generously in spring. Leaf mould is ideal for this.

Discover the types of organic matter to use in your garden. As for planting, watch this video guide on planting woodland perennials.

We recommend 10 of the best woodland plants to grow, below.

No woodland border is complete without the rich greenness of ferns, and with so many species and cultivars, you’re spoilt for choice. 1

Wood anemones

Wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa) are pretty perennials native to Europe, including the UK, where they carpet woodland floors with their blooms. There are lots of cultivars to grow, including ‘Vestal’ and ‘Bowles’ Purple’. Flowers late winter to mid-spring.

White wood anemone blooms 2

Primroses

Common primroses, Primula vulgaris, are a familiar sight in spring. They thrive in areas of damp shade, clay soils included, and are a source of nectar and pollen for pollinators in early spring. Other primulas to grow include Primula vialii and Primula sieboldii.

Lemon and yellow common primrose flowers 3

Red campion

This beautiful perennial is often found growing wild on broadleaf woodland floors. When the flowers are finished, give the seedheads a shake where desired to help them self-seed. Try growing red campions alongside bugle and Welsh poppies. Brilliant for bees.

Pretty pink flowers of red campion 4

Foxgloves

Foxgloves are an essential component of any woodland planting scheme. The tall flower spikes bring height and structure, and are especially loved by bumblebees. Check out the huge variety of foxgloves to grow on our Plant Finder.

Peachy-pink foxglove ‘Suttons Apricot’ 5

Erythroniums

Erythroniums are commonly known as dog’s tooth lilies, due to the fanged shape of the bulbs. The petals have a distinctive swept-back appearance, with the flowers appearing from March to May. Try combining erythroniums with snake’s head fritillaries, trilliums and corydalis.

White and yellow Erythronium ‘Harvington Snowgoose’ 6

Sweet woodruff

This vigorous, robust perennial is ideal for growing in difficult, shady spots. Sweet woodruff has fragrant, white flowers that appear from April to June, and can be used to provide ground cover under shrubs and trees.

Tiny, white sweet woodruff flowers 7

Wood sage

Wood sage (Teucrium scorodonia) grows best in well-drained, acidic soils, in a position of dappled or part shade. While not especially showy, the pale green-yellow flowers will help to brighten shady areas. Attractive to pollinators.

Pale yellow-green wood sage flowers 8

Like foxgloves, no woodland border is complete without the rich greenness of ferns, and with so many species and cultivars, you’re spoilt for choice. Shuttlecock ferns look fantastic planted en masse, while royal ferns impress with their grand size. For evergreen colour, try the hart’s tongue fern or hard fern.

Frilly-edged Asplenium ‘Crispum Boltons Nobile’ 9

Solomon’s seal

This graceful perennial produces arching stems, with dangling white blooms in spring and early summer. Solomon’s seal looks exquisite paired with ferns, bleeding heart and hostas. You could also consider false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum).

Dangling white flowers of Solomon’s seal 10

Ivy is a brilliant climber for shady, woodland plantings. It’ll provide a leafy backdrop for other plants and will provide nectar, pollen, berries and shelter for wildlife. Browse the cultivars to choose from in our Plant Finder.

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Trees and shrubs to consider

  • Birch
  • Pines
  • Japanese maples
  • Snowy mespilus
  • Magnolias
  • Tree ferns
  • Cornus kousa
  • Cornus controversa
  • Cornus mas
  • Edgeworthia chrysantha

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