A non-evergreen plant that loses it leaves after its growing season.
A plant structure that grows along the ground with the tip curving upward (See also Prostrate).
A leaf blade that attaches to and runs down the stem to the connecting point.
Leaves arranged in opposite pairs, rotating 90º at every node (See also Distichous).
An organ splitting open when ripe; commonly used for seed pods and anthers (for pollen release).
Triangular like the Greek letter Delta, bottom two corners can be angular or rounded.
Square or rectangular teeth along margin pointing outward (See also Serrate and Crenate).
Diminutive of dentate with very small square or rectangular teeth.
Predefined end of growth; in flowers the terminal flower blooms first stopping the elongation of the main axis.
Expanded or flaring open.
Veins extend from a common point forming a “y” pattern and fanning out as each vein branches into two.
Plants that have all male or all female flowers but not both; often referred to as having “two houses”. Dioecious plants are thus either male or female.
A part of a plant that is deeply divided into narrow segments (See also Incised).
Leaves are arranged in two ranks along either side of a stem (See also Decussate).
Splitting or spreading apart.
Split, cut, or lobed all the way to the base or midrib.
Forward pointing teeth with each tooth (serration) having smaller serrations on it.
Covered by a mass of small fine hairs that are soft.