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  • adj. having silvery leaves


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  • Other adaptations to look out for include hairy leaves, such as those of stachys (woolly lamb's ears), because they slow down the wind blowing across the leaf surface; and silver-leaved plants – many of them native to the Mediterranean – that reflect the heat of the sun: olives are a perfect example and are quite happy in a pot.

    Gardens: Roof gardens

  • Dominant woodland trees include narrow-leaved ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra), poplar box (E. populnea), and silver-leaved ironbark (E. melanophloia).

    Southeast Australia temperate savanna

  • One, in particular, with leaves exactly similar to those of the silver-leaved ironbark, was very remarkable, a broad rough-leaved

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • These ridges consisted of red gravel; the scrub contained callitris, casuarina, silver-leaved iron-bark, malga and brigalow, the two latter growing so thickly as to compel me to turn eastward to avoid them.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • _H. argophyllus_ (white-leaved, not argyrophyllus, silver-leaved, as written in some catalogues).

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885

  • Through half-open doors Andrews got glimpses of neatly-cultivated kitchen-gardens and orchards where silver-leaved boughs swayed against the sky.

    Three Soldiers

  • There were trees beyond the wall, not the trimmed, well-kept kind that grew in Cousin Jasper's garden, but a scrubby growth of box elder and silver-leaved poplar such as spring up in myriads where the grass is never cut.

    The Windy Hill

  • "Chinkie's Flat," In its decadence, was generally spoken of, by the passing traveller, as a "God-forsaken hole," and it certainly did present a repellent appearance when seen for the first time, gasping under the torrid rays of a North Queensland sun, which had dried up every green thing except the silver-leaved ironbarks, and the long, sinuous line of she-oaks which denoted the course of Connolly's Creek on which it stood.

    "Chinkie's Flat" 1904

  • The banks of the creek were scrubby and poorly grassed, the country sandy, and thickly timbered with tea-tree, stringy-bark, and bloodwood, and a few patches of silver-leaved iron-bark, the nondas being very plentiful along its course.

    Narrative of the Overland Expedition of the Messrs. Jardine from Rockhampton to Cape York, Northern Queensland

  • In the rainy season of the year, these springs form torrents, which descend in cascades, shaded by the hura, the cuspa, and the silver-leaved cecropia or trumpet-tree.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America


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