Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish, or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a state of litter.
To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.
The uppermost, slightly decayed layer of organic matter on the forest floor.
Uppermost layer, on the soil surface, of loose organic debris (for example, as in forests), consisting of freshly fallen or slightly decomposed organic materials.
In an ecosystem, the natural cover if dead leaves, twigs, and other dead plant material. This natural litter is subject to rapid decomposition and recycling in the ecosystem, whereas human litter, such as bottles, cans and plastics, is not.
More or less undecomposed fallen leaves, needles and other plant residues at the soil surface
1. multiple offspring produced at a single birth by a multiparous animal. 2. a spongy layer of twigs, leaves, bark and organic debris covering the floor of a forest (Morris 1992).
Dead plant matter lying on the soil surface. Immature litter is easy to distinguish from the soil beneath it. Mature litter blends imperceptibly into the soil.
The uppermost layer of organic debris on a forest floor. It contains freshly fallen or only slightly decomposed vegetable matter, mainly foliage, and also bark, twigs, flowers, and fruits.
Accumulation of leaves, twigs and other forms of organic matter on the soil surface. In most soils, the surface layer of litter is at various stages of decomposition.
The dead debris, including pine cones, pine needles, branches and other material, that covers the ground under a forest or shrub area.
The uppermost layer of the soil, made up of freshly fallen or slightly decomposed organic materials. See duff.
Undecomposed plant residues on the soil surface.
dead and partially decomposed leaves and other recognizable plant residues on the soil surface of the forest floor
forest or crop debris, consisting of decaying or dried plant material often mixed with soil
Upper layer of organic debris on a forest floor, essentially the freshly fallen or only slightly decomposed material (leaves, branches, bark fragments, twigs, etc).
The uppermost layer of organic debris on the soil surface, essentially the freshly fallen or slightly decomposed vegetation material.
Dead plant and animal material on the surface of the ground.
The top layer of the forest floor, composed of loose debris of dead sticks, branches, twigs and recently fallen leaves or needles which has been little altered in structure by decomposition.
The accumulated plant debris of the forest floor, important as a means of returning nutrients to the soil and as a fuel for fire. Can inhibit germination in some species.
Accumulations of dead leaves in various states of fragmentation and decomposition.
the top layer of the forest floor consisting of loose organic debris and freshly fallen plant material.
The top layer of forest floor, composed of loose debris of dead sticks, branches, twigs, and recently fallen leaves or needles; little altered in structure by decomposition. see also: Duff; Humus
branches, etc. accumulating on the ground surface after death and dehiscence.
Top layer of the forest, scrubland, or grassland floor, directly above the fermentation layer, composed of loose debris of dead sticks, branches, twigs, and recently fallen leaves or needles, little altered in structure by decomposition.
The layer of decaying organic matter found on the ground such as leaves, grasses, and branches.
Undecomposed or only partially decomposed organic material that can be readily identified (e.g., plant leaves, twigs, etc.).
The uppermost layer of organic debris on a forest floor, i.e., essentially the freshly fallen or slightly decomposed vegetable material, mainly leaf litter, bark fragments, twigs, flowers, and fruits.
the uppermost layer of organic debris, usually under deciduous plants, which may be slightly decomposed.
Surface buildup of leaves and twigs.
Leaf litter, or forest litter, is the detritus of fallen leaves and bark which accumulate in forests.
Forestry Operations & Water Quality] [ Fire Control] The surface layer of the forest floor that is not in an advanced stage of decomposition, usually consisting of freshly fallen leaves, needles, twigs, stems, bark, and fruits.
The uppermost part of the forest floor consisting of freshly cast or slightly decomposed organic materials (i.e. the L layer).
The top layer (L layer) of the forest floor directly above the fermentation layer (F layer), composed mainly of recently fallen leaves and pine needles, but also includes dead twigs, bark fragments, etc. ( See Duff).
The freshly fallen plant material occuring on the surface of the ground.
The partly decomposed remains of plants on the surface and in the upper layers of the soil.
1. The highly visible portion of solid waste carelessly discarded outside the regular garbage and trash collection and disposal system. 2. leaves and twigs fallen from forest trees.