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Leguminous

Related to, or resembling, a legume. Plant producing pods.


Lignin

A complex polymer that makes up a substantial part of the wood of trees. It's found within the cell walls of woody tissues of mature plants.


Lignotuber

The swollen base of a woody plant, from which sucker shoots arise in the event of top growth being killed or cut down.


Lime

Chemical compound calcium carbonate (symbol CaCO3). The amount of lime in the soil determines whether it's alkaline, neutral or acid.


Liming

The addition of lime to the soil to improve its structure, reduce acidity and remedy calcium deficiency.


Linear

Often referring to leaves that are long and narrow.


Loam

Rich, fertile soil, with a balance of sand, clay and humus.


Lobed

Referring to a leaf, stem or flower with several lobes or points.


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