Glossary of commonly used botanical terms and their definitions. Use the search bar below to look up a botanical term.
Perianth - Collective term for petals and sepals (corolla and calyx).
Laciniate - Fringed or having edges irregularly and finely slashed.
Disc flowers - The inner tubular flowers on the heads of Asteraceae (Sunflower Family).
Oblanceolate - Inversely lanceolate with top wider than bottom.
Diurnal - Open during the day and closed at night.
Involucel - A bract or bracts subtending an individual flower in a compound inflorescence.
Special Value to Native Bees - Recognized by pollination ecologists as attracting large numbers of native bees.
Lanceolate - Having the shape of a spear-head or lance.
Stamens - The male parts of the flower, carrying the pollen. usually in the center of the blossom and surrounding the pistil, if present. Filaments and anthers collectively.
Sinus - The depression or recess between two lobes.