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Venation
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Alphabetical w/ Definitions

  1. Habit
    The overall appearance or shape of a plant crown; a plant in silhouette.

  2. Habitat
    The environment where a plant grows.

  3. Heartwood
    The innermost part of a branch or trunk; usually darker in color than the sapwood.

  4. Hip
    The term used for the berry-like fruit of a rose plant i.e. Rose hip; is actually a fleshy structure surrounding achenes.

  5. Hispid
    Rough surface with stiff and bristly hairs.

  6. Hoary
    Densely covered with short gray or white hair.

  7. Hypanthium
    Cup-shaped structure formed from the fusion of the basil portions of the petal, sepals, and anthers; Usually surrounds the pistils. Commonly found in the Rosaceae family.

Tutorial Terms

Leaf Apex

Leaf Arrangement

Leaf Base

Leaf Margin

Leaf Shape

Venation

 

2005 Gary J. Kling, Laura L. Hayden, and Joshua J. Potts University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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