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bearing glands or slender wart-like outgrowths from the surface.
bracts or scales enclosing the spikelets in Grasses.
the result of the adaptation of plants to their external conditions which produces a certain habit.
the general external form of a plant in outline.
the natural haunt of each plant.
addicted to a saline soil.
plants that are confined, more or less, to maritime conditions, and are used to saline soil.
the stem in Grasses.
addicted to a marshy habitat.
green, succulent, without wood.
the old descriptive Botany, usually restricted to curious medicinal remedies.
a collection of dried plants, or the place in which they are kept, or an illustrated herbal.
Formerly called hortus siccus.
when both stamens and carpels are present on the same plant.
bearing two different kinds of flowers of different sexes.
bearing different types of leaves.
with styles of different length in different flowers.
saprophytes and parasites.
opposed to low-moor, a sphagnum-moor.
with stiffish hairs.
another term for hirsute.
vegetable mould, made up of decaying animal and vegetable matter.
the result of crossing two different species, usually allied.
dispersed by water - of the seed.
another term for aquatic plants.
loving moisture, but not necessarily truly aquatic.
not adherent to the calyx, growing from below the base of the ovary.
overlapping like the tiles of a roof (imbrex, Latin, roof-tile). Incised, deeply cut, with irregular sharp teeth.
of fruits not opening.
when the ovary adheres to the calyx, as in epigynous flowers.
those which attract, trap, and digest insects.
the interval between the nodes.
when the anther dehisces towards the centre.
the involucre of a secondary umbel.
the whorl of bracts at the base of an umbel or head.
rolled from the back inwards.
the two lower petals in a Leguminous flower.
the node of a Grass stem.
the lip or terminal segment in Orchids.
fringed with narrow segments.
addicted to a lake situation.
lance-shaped, tapering towards the point.
angle between leaf and stem.
a pod, one-celled, two-valved, seeds arranged along the inner angle, dehiscing by both sutures.
in Grasses a membrane at the base of the limb of the leaf; in Composites applied to the ray floret corollas.
the flat, enlarged part of a leaf or petal.
much narrower than long, with parallel borders.
between linear and lanceolate.
having two lips in corolla or calyx.
plants growing on rocks and stones.
growing on the coast, maritime.
opening down the back, or midrib.
a legume with one-seeded joints.
pinnatifid, the lobes enlarged upwards, with one very large terminal one.
plants found on well-watered and ventilated soil rich in nutriment.
the central vein in a leaf.
when the stamens are united by the filaments into a column.
cylindrical, constricted at several points.
producing seed once only.
with male and female flowers on the same plant, in separate flowers.
when the petals are joined by their margins to form a tube.
that part of botany which deals with the form, structure, and development of plants.
with a short blunt point.
covered with spines.
when roots are clothed with the mycelium of a fungus.
dispersed by aid of ants.
plants which protect ants, which in turn ward off enemies.
introduced, but establishing itself by seed.
a gland which secretes honey.
devoid of stamens or carpels of use to the plant.
point where a leaf or branch is attached to the stem.
a hard indehiscent one-seeded fruit.
a spontaneous movement in plants.
ovate, but obtuse apically.
a membranous stipule around the stem, as in Polygonaceae.
the organ in which the ovules and seeds are formed.
egg-shaped, not flat, but cylindrical.
the young seed, the macro-sporangium enclosing the embryo-sac. Oxylophytes, bog-plants, growing on sour, acid soil.