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- noun A low-growing perennial plant having a woody lower stem.
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- noun A low-growing woody
shrubor perennialwith woody base.
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- noun low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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Formed by the combination of sub- + shrub after the scientific Latin suffrutex. Compare the earlier undershrub.
Dianella consists of about 30 rhizomatous herb or subshrub species, many of which are, like today's plant, native to Australia.