Of plants that grow relatively low to the ground (adjective)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "ground-hugging" in a sentence
"These exquisite, ground-hugging little flowers are the moorland pasture equivalent of woodland primroses, brought into precious bloom by a month of sunshine."
"The new chimney was built a kilometer out of town, connected to the smelter by a large, ground-hugging flue."
"The pilot in the lead chopper marked the target and began to pull up while the other three Little Birds continued their ground-hugging ride in a race against the clock to deliver their deadly warriors before the enemy could respond and put up a fight."