ground cover definition

  • noun:
    • Small plants except that saplings, such as for example mosses, ferns, grasses, and undershrubs, growing on a forest flooring; undergrowth.
    • A low-growing thick development of flowers, such as for instance pachysandra or top vetch, planted for decorative reasons or to avoid soil erosion in areas where grass is difficult to develop, as with deep shade or on a steep pitch.
    • A plant utilized for such a growth.
    • some thing, specially plants, which overlays a place of land. May relate to plants specifically cultivated to avoid erosion of a place.

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