Arkansas Intro to Horticulture Unit 3

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Vocabulary Horticulture Unit 3

Cultivar

group of organisms iwth distinguishing characeristics from other plants in a species; but does not transfer those characteristics to the offspring through sexual reproduction

Deciduous

plants that shed their leaves in the fall

Dicot

plants with two cotyledons, flower parts usually in multiples of four or five, true secondary growth, vascular bundles arranged in a ring in the stem

Evergreen

a plant that keeps its leaves year round

Genus

closely related organisms of one or more species that are grouped together

Herbaceous plant

non-woody plant that dies back to the ground each year

Monocot

plants with one cotyledon, flower parts usually in multiples of three, leaf venation parallel, no secondary growth, vascular bundles scattered in stem

Morphology

the branch of biology that deals with the forms of organisms

Nomenclature

the naming of organisms

Species

a group of organisms with characteristics that distinguish them from other groups in a genus

Taxonomy

the branch of biology that deals with identifying and naming organisms

Variety

cultivated plants within a species that show a significant difference from other plants in the species

Woody plant

a plant that produces wood and has buds above the ground that survive winter

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