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ground layer Unabridged
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  • The shrub layer is sparse with common winterberry and the ground layer is depauperate.
  • There is a white ground layer over which an oil-type paint is applied wet into dry.
  • Common mesic ground layer species are abundant, providing a tremendous springtime floral display.
  • The ground layer is mostly conifer litter, with spotty bryophyte cover.
  • The ground layer is rich, with many ferns, mosses and several species of orchids present.
  • Bracken fern and goat's rue are common in the ground layer.
  • Water relations may be extremely important in the distribution of ground layer species.
  • Once established, it shades out native plants in the ground layer and inhibits native tree generation.
  • Herb diversity is frequently higher among epiphytes than among ground layer species.
  • They are characterized by trees in the mid-story and over-story with a shrub layer and sparse herbaceous ground layer.
British Dictionary definitions for ground layer

ground layer

See layer (sense 2)
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