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Techniques in Plant ID
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Leaves that are staggered along the stem with one leaf per joint (node).
The thick, protective outer covering on mature stems and trunks of woody plants.
Leaves that originate, usually in a cluster, at or near the soil level
A scientific name for the plant.
An unscientific name for a plant.
A leaf that is divided into individual sections called leaflets.
A plant that loses its leaves once a year, usually in cold weather.
A structure on the stem that will develop into a leaf, branch, or flower
A plant which has leaves or needles throughout the year
An individual flower of a floral cluster.
The mature ovary of a flower.
A grouping of closely related plants, consisting of one or more individual species. The genus is the first word on a botanical name.
A cluster of individual flowers (florets).
A flower that is not symmetrical, and cannot be divided by a straight line into two halves that are mirrow images of each other.
The flattened, expanded part of a leaf.
A roughened area on a stem, below the bud, where a leaf was attached.
An individual section of a compound leaf.
A slender, specialized leaf of some conifers, such as pines.
Two leaves growing directly across from each other on opposite sides of the stem.
Usually the colorful, leaf like, showy parts of a flower.
The part of a leaf that attaches the leaf blade to the stem.
The female structure of a flower, containing the ovary.
A plant that stays low and spreads horizontally with age.
A symmetrical flower that can be divided by a straight line into two halves that are mirrow images of each other.
A small, flattened leaf of some conifers, such as junipers.
The usually green parts of a flower that protect the developing bud.
A leaf that is whole, or undivided, with only one section.
The basic unit of plant classification, with one or more species forming a genus. In a botanic name, the species is the genus plus the specific epithet.
The second word of a botanic name.
The male structure of a flower that carries pollen.
A special structure used for support by some vining plants.
A plant that becomes taller and usually wider with age.
A leaf of more than one color or shade of the same color.
A plant that has twining stems or special structures (such as tendrils) that enable it to climb or attach to other plants or objects for suport.
Three or more leaves originating from the same area (node) on the stem.
A plant that develops thick, proctive bark that permanently covers its stems and trunk.
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