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Arkansas Intro to Horticulture Unit 3

Vocabulary Horticulture Unit 3
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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