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This article is about plant terminology. For other uses, please see Terminology (disambiguation).

Below is a list of plant terminology concepts.


Leaf - the flat, green growths on plants

List of Terminology Edit

  • Branching - growing into multiple smaller segments
  • Deciduous - plants that lose leaves seasonally
  • Evergreen - plants that are green throughout the year
  • Exotic - a plant that is not native to the area or region
  • Roots - elongated organs of a plant that grow below the ground

  • Annual - plants that live, reproduce and die in one season
  • Perennial - plants that live more than two years
  • Taproot - a single, large, primary root (example: carrot)
  • Bark - outer layer of trees and woody plants
  • Bulb - a rounded fleshy underground stem (example: onion, tulip)

  • Bud - an undeveloped flower or leaf
  • Dormant - when a plant is not actively growing
  • Leaf - the flat, green growths on plants
  • Petal - the colored structured that surround the parts of a flower
  • Corolla - the term for all of the petals of a single flower

  • Stamen - the pollen producing or male part of a flower
  • Pistil - the female part of a flower
  • Fruit - the part of a plant that contains all of the seeds produced by one flower
  • Seed - an undeveloped plant inside a seed coat
  • Pruning - to cut a plant for aesthetic purposes or to improve plant health
  • Pathogen - a disease or other agent causing a disease
  • Plant Propagation - the process of creating new plants

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Bud - an undeveloped flower or leaf

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