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Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:36 am

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Deciduous: A plant of bush that as the nutrients retreat to the roots, loses its leaves as the fall and winter approach. The leaves are again renewed in the spring.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Plant Type category.

Deer Resistant: A plant that, under most circumstances, is avoided by deer for other more tasty fare. During stressful times, a starving deer will eat most anything.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Wildlife Value category.

Dehiscence:The process of the seed pod opening along a predetermined weakness. Different from indehiscent.

Dentate: Toothed as in the edge of a leaf

Deltoid: A Delta shaped leaf with the stem connected at the point. Think of an upside-down pyramid with the stem attached to the point. This part may or may not be the entire leaf structure. A common Cottonwood tree has a deletion shaped leaf.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Leaf Shape category.

Dermal Tissue: Provides the outer protective layer of plants except trees and woody plants.

Desiccation: The process of having something dry out or be dried out.

Determinate Growth Growth of a plant that is accomplished by a set of genetic instructions. The plant then ceases growth and fruit/flower output.

Diatoms: Single celled algae with a covering of silica.

Diatomaceous earth: A soft sedimentary deposit formed from diatoms. Used as a natural insecticide.

Digitate: A leaf divided into finger like segments. As in Virginia creeper.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Leaf Shape category.

Diploid: A plant with two sets of chromosomes, one set from each parent plant.

Disjunct: The geographical disconnect of a species preventing a sharing of DNA between the isolated species.

Diurnal: In plants this usually refers to a flower being open during the day.

Division: The horticultural technique where a plant is separated into 2 or more separate plants maintaining roots and crowns in each plant.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Propagation Techniques category.

Dormancy: A period of inactivity or rest for plants and seeds.

Drip Line: A perimeter defined by the outer edge of a plant's leaf structure or in the case of trees, the leaf canopy.

Drip tip: An extension of a rainforest leaf that allows the plant to shed water and prevent fungus from forming.

Drought Tolerant: The ability of a plant species to withstand extended periods of time with little or no water.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Plant Type category.

Dry: Soil whose ability to hold moisture is reduced by the makeup of the soil, usually more sand and less organic material.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Soil Types category.


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Comments

Cayuga Morning wrote on Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:43 pm:


DE is also used in swimming pool filters. It is a good insecticide because its naturally sharp edges will pierce soft bodied insects like slugs.





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