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Glossary of commonly used botanical terms and their definitions. Use the search bar below to look up a botanical term.
15 Random Botanical Terms
Capsule - A dry fruit that splits open along three or more lines.
Lyrate - A pinnately divided leaf with an enlarged terminal lobe.
Halophyte - A plant which tolerates a salty environment.
Shoot - A stem or branch and its leaves.
Denticulate - Finely toothed.
AGCP - Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain - NWPL Region
Cork - Bark tissue that is harvested for commercial use.
Perennial - A plant or plant species with a normal life cycle exceeding two years.
Cuneate - Leaf shape narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base.
Anemophilous - Wind pollinated.
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.
Spine - A sharp-pointed structure commonly related to a leaf in origin.
Petal - Unit of the corolla.
Prickle - A sharp process on the surface of a twig or leaf, an outgrowth.
Vine - Plants that climb by twining, tendrils, or clinging.