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Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:26 pm

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Edging A border surrounding a garden comprising of material or flowers that defines the the edges.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Suitable For category.

Ecological succession The progression of plant species that occupy a given area after an ecological event, i.e. a fire Some species will only propagate after a wildfire. Others take advantage of a cleared area i.e. Fire Weed(Chamaenerion angulstifoium)

Ecophysiology: The study of organisms such as plants and the effect the environment has on them.

Elliptic: Oval, with little or no point as in a black cherry tree
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the 'leaf shape' category.

Embryo: A plant embryo contains all the parts necessary within a seed to begin a new plant.

Endemic: Belonging to a particular area or region. As in a flower having come from an area of the world. Example: Daylilies are endemic to Northeast Asia.

Endocarp: The inner wall that covers seed in fleshy fruit.

Endosperm: Nutrient tissue within a seed that supplies the initial supply of food until the plant is able to take up nutrients on its own.

Epilithic: Growing on a rock as in an epiphyte growing on a rock. Example: Lichen.

Epiphytic: A plant growing on another plant using that plant for support but not drawing any sustenance from that host plant as does a parasite.
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the plant type category.

Epizoochory: The dispersal and distribution of seeds by transportation. The primary methodology of dispersal is attached to the fir of animals or the clothes of humans. The cleaning or shedding of fir or removal from clothing promotes distribution of seeds away from the originating plant.

Evergreen: A plant or tree that remains green throughout the year.
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the plant type category.

Exotic: A plant that has been introduced to an area from elsewhere.

Expert: A person whose knowledge enables him/her to accomplish tasks with little difficulty.
You will find this word in the Plants edit section under the Skill Level category.


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