variegated foliage

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13:32 Jan 28, 2009
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Science - Botany
Additional field(s): Agriculture
English term or phrase: variegated foliage
Definition from
Leaves that are not solid green in color. Most variegated plants have green and white leaves although some will have yellow and green.

Example sentence(s):
  • Highly variegated foliage emerges in early spring with masses of pink-tipped green and white leaves topped with a carpet of sweet purple flowers. Summer Hill Seeds
  • Archangel or Yellow Archangel is perfect as a groundcover planting for partial to full shade. And the variegated foliage looks wonderful with the hooded yellow flowers it bears for a short time in spring.
  • "Tricolor" beech trees (Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata' or Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor') bear an exquisite variegated foliage throughout the growing season.
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5 +1variegerat bladverk
Lena Käller


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variegerat bladverk

Definition from own experience or research:
Hos växtlighet med variegerat bladverk är löven eller bladen inte enfärgat gröna utan två- eller flerfärgade, t.ex. i vitt och grönt. Dessa växter kallas även för brokbladiga.

Example sentence(s):
  • 'Dodsii' - har orangebruna blommor med gulbrunt öga och variegerat bladverk. - Wikipedia  
  • Klockmalva med variegerat bladverk i grönt och gul-vitt. - Rosenhill  
  • Flitigt tillgodogöras de synnerligen dekorativa egenskaperna hos s. k. »brokbladiga» växter, af hvilka finnas många slag: h vitbrokiga, gulbrokiga, grågröna, silfverskiftande, röda i många skiftningar, blå, bruna eller brunsvarta med sammetsglans o. s. v. - Nordisk familjebok  
Lena Käller
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Native speaker of: Swedish

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