Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia

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Botanical Terms

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3-merous
4-merous
5-merous
2-rankedclick to see visual examples
3-rankedclick to see visual examples
4-rankedclick to see visual examples
acheneclick to see visual examples
acicular
acidity
acuminate
acute
aerial rootlet
aggregates
alluvial
alternate
amphibolite
angiosperm
angiosperm
angled twig
antherclick to see visual examples
aquatics
arcuate venationclick to see visual examples
arils
armed
aromatic
aspect
astringent
auricleclick to see visual examples
auriculateclick to see visual examples
axillaryclick to see visual examples
awnclick to see visual examples
basic
basic soil
beardclick to see visual examples
berm
berryclick to see visual examples
bipinnate
blackwater rivers
bladeclick to see visual examples
bladeclick to see visual examples
bloom
Blue Ridge
bog
boreal
bottomland swamp
brackish marsh
bractclick to see visual examples
bractlet
branch
branch scar
branchlet
bristlesclick to see visual examples
bristlyclick to see visual examples
brownwater rivers
bud
bundle scarclick to see visual examples
calyxclick to see visual examples
cane
canopy species
capsuleclick to see visual examples
cataract bog
cataract bogs
catkinclick to see visual examples
caudateclick to see visual examples
ciliateclick to see visual examples
circumboreal
circumneutral
circumnutation
circumscissileclick to see visual examples
clockwise
collateral bud
collar
colonial
compound leaf
compound fruits
compound pistil
cone
connate
cordateclick to see visual examples
corolla
corrugated
coriaceousclick to see visual examples
corymbclick to see visual examples
counterclockwise
cove forests
crenateclick to see visual examples
culmclick to see visual examples
culmclick to see visual examples
cultivar
Cumberland Plateau
cuneateclick to see visual examples
cuspidate
cyathium
cyme
decurrentclick to see visual examples
deciduous
deltoid
dentateclick to see visual examples
depression meadow
dextrorse
dioecious
distichousclick to see visual examples
dull
drupeclick to see visual examples
dune
ecovar
ellipticalclick to see visual examples
emarginate
entire
exotic invasive
exotic plant
exposure
evergreen

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falcateclick to see visual examples
false-terminal bud
fastigiate
felty
fen
fertile frond
filiformclick to see visual examples
flabellate
flesh
floret
forb
follicleclick to see visual examples
freshwater marsh
frond
fruit
fruit-dot
glabrousclick to see visual examples
glandular dots
glandular-hispid
glaucousclick to see visual examples
glume
graminoid
granitic flatrocks
granular
groundcover
gymnosperm
gymnosperm
hammock
head
helicoidclick to see visual examples
herb
herbaceous
higher elevations
hip
hispidclick to see visual examples
hummock
hydric
hydrophytes
imbricate
indicator species
indusium
inferior ovaryclick to see visual examples
inflorescence
internodeclick to see visual examples
internode (twig)
internode (grass)
intolerant species
introduced plant
invasive plant
involucral bractsclick to see visual examples
involuteclick to see visual examples
juvenile wood
keelclick to see visual examples
keeledclick to see visual examples
lanceolateclick to see visual examples
lateral bud
leaf scar
leaflet
legumeclick to see visual examples
lemma
lenticelclick to see visual examples
levee
liguleclick to see visual examples
linear
lined twig
lobed
lower elevations
lustrous
main veins
maritime forest
marsh
mature wood
mealy
merosity
-merous
mesic
mesic
middle elevations
midrib
monadnock
monoecious
montane bog
montane bogs
mucronateclick to see visual examples
multiples
naked bud
native plant
naturalized plant
nerveclick to see visual examples
node
node
node
nonalluvial swamp
nut
obovate
obtuse
ombrotrophic
once-pinnate frond
opposite
ornamental plant
ovaryclick to see visual examples
ovate
palea
palmateclick to see visual examples
palmate venation
panicleclick to see visual examples
panicleclick to see visual examples
parallel venation
pappusclick to see visual examples
peat
peatland
pedicelclick to see visual examples
peltate glands
petioleclick to see visual examples
phylogenetics
Piedmont
pine flatwoods
pine savanna
pinnae
pinnae
pinnate
pinnate venation
pinnatifid
pinnules
pistil
pith
plumoseclick to see visual examples
pocosin
pocosins
pod
polygamous
pome
pricklesclick to see visual examples
pseudo-terminal bud
pubescentclick to see visual examples
punctate

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racemeclick to see visual examples
racemeclick to see visual examples
rachilla
rachisclick to see visual examples
rachisclick to see visual examples
rachisclick to see visual examples
receptacle
reclining
remotely toothed
reniform
resin globules
revoluteclick to see visual examples
rhizomeclick to see visual examples
rhizomatous
rhizomatous
rhizome
Ridge and Valley
rock outcrop
rootstock
rounded
rugose
salt flats
salt marsh
samaraclick to see visual examples
scabrous
scaled bud
scurfyclick to see visual examples
seedhead
seepage
semi-evergreen
sepalsclick to see visual examples
serrulate
sessileclick to see visual examples
sheathclick to see visual examples
sheathclick to see visual examples
shell forest
shrub
silky
simple frond
simple leaf
simple fruits
simple pistil
sinistrorse
sori
source-identified seed
spadixclick to see visual examples
spatheclick to see visual examples
spatulateclick to see visual examples
spikeclick to see visual examples
spikeclick to see visual examples
spikeletclick to see visual examples
spinesclick to see visual examples
spore
sporangia
spur shoot
stamenclick to see visual examples
staminodeclick to see visual examples
stand
standardclick to see visual examples
sterile frond
stigmaclick to see visual examples
stipuleclick to see visual examples
stipules
stolon
stoloniferous
strobile
submerged bud
subulate
suckering
sunken bud
superior ovaryclick to see visual examples
superposed bud
swamp
tardily deciduous
tendril
terminal bud
thornsclick to see visual examples
tidal freshwater swamp
tomentoseclick to see visual examples
toothed
trailing
trifoliate
tree
twice-pinnate frond
trichomeclick to see visual examples
truncateclick to see visual examples
tube
twig
twining
umbel
understory species
undulate
unequal
valvateclick to see visual examples
variety
venation
vernal pool
vine
wetlands
whorled
wingedclick to see visual examples
woolly
xeric
zig-zag

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Eastern Red Maple