This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Curved in the form of a sickle.
Applied to the branches of a tree when they are erect and close, as in the Upright Cypress and Lom-bardy Poplar.
Several organs growing from one point, as leaves, flowers, or roots.
Applied to the soft hairy pappus of many Composites, plumose.
Fringed at the margin.
Applied to the hollow stems and leaves of plants.
Applied to the separate flowers of Compositse and similar plants.
A leaf. Plural, Folia.
Separate, not joined together or with any other organs.
Applied to the leaves of Ferns and Palms.
The seed-vessel with its appendages.
A shrub; a woody plant destitute of a trunk, and branching from the base, or nearly so.
Falling very early, as the sepals of the Poppies and the petals of Cistus.
Dull yellow, buff.