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BOTANICAL GLOSSARY

Glossary of commonly used botanical terms and their definitions. Use the search bar below to look up a botanical term.

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15 Random Botanical Terms

AGCP - Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain - NWPL Region

Quadrifidus - Divided into four parts.

Asymmetric - Lacking symmetry, e.g., the two halves of a leaf blade not alike.

Native - A plant that lives or grows naturally in a particular region without direct or indirect human intervention.

Herb - A plant species lacking woody tissue when mature.

Panicle - A branched raceme; a raceme of racemes.

Florets - Small or reduced flowers.

Deltoid - Triangular.

Petiole - A leaf stem.

Bilateral symmetry - Usually referencing flower structure, descripes a plant part or parts that may be divided along a single plane forming two mirror-image halves; zygomorphic, irregular flower.

Retuse - Having a rounded apex with a central depression.

Bristly - Having stiff, rigid, rather thick hairs on the surface of stems or leaves.

Spine - A sharp-pointed structure commonly related to a leaf in origin.

Corolla - The petals collectively; usually colored or showy. These may be distinct or united to form a cup, trumpet, tube, or two-lipped body.

Corm - A short, fleshy underground stem, broader than high, producing stems from the base and leaves and flower stems from the top.

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