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  • Though I have many green-leafed ferns I also have groupings of Japanese painted ferns (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum), whose brownish, spiky leaves are streaked with white.

    My Not-So-Exotic Garden

  • The dark leaves provide an interesting contrast to the green-leafed plants nearby, while in the autumn they turn a flaming orange-red that literally has stopped traffic.

    Tough Love, Garden Style

  • This family includes the red-leafed, Chioggia-type radicchios, the green-leafed endives (including the frilly frisee varieties) and the delicate, crisp escarole.

    Groundwork: Chicory that's rad

  • Although often difficult to find in the marketplace, the leaves of the quinoa plant are edible, with a taste similar to its green-leafed relatives, spinach, chard and beets.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety.

    Rice Paddy Crop Art | Impact Lab

  • The apron had little pink and yellow green-leafed flowers in the corners which, I later learned, she had embroidered herself.

    Josefina, a woman of Mexico

  • Most of the car's interior was filled with a towering heap of twigs, shredded upholstery, and small branches, punctuated by snaky lengths of green-leafed berry vine.

    Corpse in the Camera

  • Cherry blossom petals lay beneath the green-leafed trees from which they had fallen.

    Playing by Nature's Paradigm: Systems Science and the Grateful Dead

  • The traveller, arriving after long hours of journey through the battlefields, might sigh with relief, gape with pleasure, then hurry away down deflagged streets, beneath houses roped with green-leafed garlands, to eat divinely at Moitrier's restaurant, and join the dancing in the hall below.

    The Happy Foreigner

  • Yes, Marise had come, now appeared in the doorway, tall, framed in green-leafed branches, the smooth pale oval of her face lighted by the subtle smile, those dark long eyes!

    The Brimming Cup

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