from The Century Dictionary.
- The ciliated infusorians; a major group of Infusoria, as distinguished from the Flagellata and the Tentaculifera, characterized by the possession of organs of locomotion and prehension in the shape of numerous vibratile cilia, more or less completely clothing the body.
- A branch of Platyhelmia, consisting of two classes, Planariæ and Nemertina, as together distinguished from a branch Suctoria: an inexact synonym of Nemertoidea (which see).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) One of the orders of Infusoria, characterized by having cilia. In some species the cilia cover the body generally, in others they form a band around the mouth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
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The red leaf plant is Lysimachia ciliata, a thug but useful in hard to grow places.
Glad someone else likes the l.ciliata – it grows here in the woods with hesperis where nothing else will work.
Lysimachia ciliata ‘Purpurea’ came with a warning when purchased from Mouse Creek Nursery that it could spead aggressively in moist soil.
PS – I recognize the basket your ciliata is in *grin*.
Good to know, I would like it to fill in among some lysimachia ciliata, a red leafed thug in the same bed.
Other species found with these communities are Cassytha filiformis, Ipomoea sagittata, Pluchea purpurascens, Crinum americanum, Fuirena breviseta, Dichromena ciliata, Eleocharis caribaea (E), Bletia purpurea, Agalinis sp. and Dichanthelium dichotomum.
Other species are Dinochloa m'clellandi, Oxytenanthera albo-ciliata, Bambusa tulda, Dendrocalamus longispathus, Cephalostachyum pergracile, and Bambusa polymorpha.
The grasslands that surround the shola forests consist of several fire - and frost-resistant grasses: Chrysopogon zeylanicus, Cymbopogon flexuosus, Arundinella ciliata, Arundinella mesophylla, Arundinella tuberculata, Themeda tremula, and Sehima nervosum.
In drier places such as the Upper Karnali, these species are associated with Populus ciliata, Ulmus wallichiana, and Corylus colurna.
The grasslands that surround the shola forests are characterized by several fire - and frost-resistant grasses: Chrysopogon zeylanicus, Cymbopogon flexuosus, Arundinella ciliata, Arundinella mesophylla, Arundinella tuberculata, Themeda tremula, and Sehima nervosum.