shrub with rigid flattened stems resembling leaves (cladophylls); useful for making brooms
- A genus of flowers (Ruscus); esp. R. aculeatus, which features big purple berries and leaflike limbs. See Cladophyll.
The plants are generally perennial herbs growing from a bulb or rhizome, sometimes shrubby as in butcher's broom (Ruscus) or tree-like as in species of Dracaena, Yucca or Aloe.