This section is from the book "A Guide To The Poisonous Plants And Weed Seeds Of Canada And The Northern United States", by Robert Boyd Thomson, H. B. Sifton. Also available from Amazon: A guide to the poisonous plants and weed seeds of Canada and the northern United States.
Sharp, bitter taste.
The protein layer of a seed.
One after another (used of the arrangement of leaves on a stem).
A term applied to organisms which thrive best when air is excluded.
Loss of feeling.
Maturing in one year.
The pollen-sac of a stamen.
A substance which counteracts a poison.
A preventative of fermentation.
An antidote for a toxin.
Fine, elastic-walled blood vessels connecting arteries and capillaries.
Animals with jointed limbs like the insects, spiders, etc.
A fungus which bears its spores in asci.
asci). A spore sac.
Inability to coordinate voluntary movements.
An examination after death.
"Beards", as in barley.
The angle between leaf and stem.
A rod-shaped type of bacterium.
Maturing in two years.
A disease produced by a bacillus living in spoiled meats, etc.
Small abortive leaves.
The outer whorl of a complete flower, composed of sepals, usually green.
A fine, thin-walled bloodvessel, where gaseous, food and other exchange takes place.
A short pod.
Relating to the heart.
A division of the pistil, composed of one stigma, one style and one ovary.
Relating to the brain.
With alternate convulsive contractions and relaxations of the muscles.
Over supply of blood.
conidia). Spore cut off from the end of a hypha of a fungus.
The membrane covering the free surface of the ball of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid.
The base of a stem enlarged for food storage.
The second whorl of a complete flower, composed of petals, usually coloured.
A raceme which is broad and flat, or only slightly convex, the lower pedicels being lengthened.
Resembling a corymb.
With rounded lobes.
Increasing by successive additions.
A usually broad flower cluster with the terminal flowers oldest.
Resembling a cyme.
Several times compound.
Cut into fine divisions.
A stimulant to the secretion of urine.
A stone-fruit (e.g., the plum).
A disease of the large intestine characterized by fever, pain and bloody discharges.
Resembling an ellipse.
Anything which produces vomiting.
Food material of a seed outside the germ.
An intestinal injection.
Inflammation of the intestines.
Relating to the faeces.
Excretion of the bowels.
The stalk of a stamen.
One of the flowers of the head in the Sunflower Family.
The vegetative or fruiting leaf of a fern.
A member of one of the low groups of plants, without chlorophyll, (e.g., mushrooms, moulds, etc.).
Death of the body tissues in local areas, leading to decomposition.
A group of similar, or related species.
Covered with "bloom", as in the plum.
Producing a secretion.
With stiff hairs.
A fungus filament.
An appendage where the leaf blade joins the sheath in such leaves as those of the grasses.
Long and very narrow.
Lyre-shaped (e.g., radish leaves).
Feed composed of the inner coats of grain.
Gross form or structure.
Lance-shaped with the point nearest the stem.
Several times longer than broad and with nearly parallel edges.
Round or nearly round.
The part of the pistil which contains the egg cells and later the seeds.
Oval with the base broader.
Radiating from one point.
A branching raceme.
Paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body.
An organism subsisting on the living bodies of plants or animals.
Relating to disease.
Umbrella-shaped, having a central stalk.
Living for more than two years.
The floral envelope of certain flowers.
One of the divisions of the corolla.
Like a feather, with veins or leaflets extending from the sides of a midrib.
The whole seed-bearing part of a flower.
Pertaining to the pistil.
Changed into another substance, having the same atomic proportions but a higher molecular weight.
Relating to the lungs.
Relating to the pylorus, the opening from stomach to intestine.
A flower cluster resembling a spike but with the flowers stalked.
The central axis of a spike or of a compound leaf.
The part of the seed that develops into the root.
Expulsion of stomach contents into mouth or nose.
The paunch, or first stomach.
Excessive production of saliva.
The wintering stage of Ergot, the hardened mass replacing the grain of the affected grass.
Materials screened from grain or seed.
One of the segments of the calyx.
Toothed like a saw.
The thin fluid which separates from blood when it clots.
Silicon dioxide, the substance of which quartz sand is composed.
A spike with a fleshy axis.
The bract associated with the spadix.
A group of plants or animals so nearly alike as to show only individual differences.
The stage of Ergot where summer spores are produced.
A flower cluster with sessile blossoms arranged along a stalk, the youngest at the tip.
A secondary spike.
A structure bearing sporangia.
A simple reproductive body usually composed of one cell.
The pollen-bearing organ of a flower.
Pertaining to stamens.
Producing no fruit.
Bracts at the base of a leaf.
Marked with small parallel lines or channels.
The part of the pistil which joins the stigma to the ovary.
Under the skin.
A strand of white, fibrous tissue attaching, e.g., muscle to bone.
A poisonous substance produced in diseased or decaying tissues.
A flat-topped flower cluster with the flower stalks all coming from one point.
The tenth cranial nerve.
The system of veins.
Dizziness or giddiness.
Evaporating under ordinary conditions. Vomilion. Vomiting.