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Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:32 am

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Lanceolate: Shaped like a lance with a point at the apex.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Leaf Shape category.

Layering - Air: Process where a larger plant stem is used to re-establish a leggy plant. The stem is cut, surrounded by growing media held in container and allowed to grow a new set of roots the stem is then severed and a new shorter plant is established.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Propagation Techniques category.

Layering - Simple: The process of using a low branch to propagate another plant while it is still attached to the parent plant. Examples: Rhododendron, azaleas and hydrangeas.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Propagation Techniques category.

Leaf: a growth emanating from a stem or branch of a plant or tree that manufactures nutrients by photosynthesis.

Leaf Cuttings: A method of propagation using a leaf or part of a leaf in a suitable medium under proper conditions to vegetatively clone a plant. Examples are African Violets or Begonias.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Propagation Techniques category.

Lichenology: The study of lichens, a symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae.

Linear: A leaf presenting a long narrow shape. Example Spider plant(Chlorophytum comosum), Ammania auriculata
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Leaf Shape category.

Lithophyte: An epiphyte that grows on rocks drawing nutrients from rainwater, detritus, or even its own dead or decaying parts.

Lithosere: A sucession of plantlife that starts on newly exposed rock. i.e. glacial outcropping, lava flow or tectonic plate uplift. Each new generation contributes to the buildup of soil and conditions for more advanced plant life.

Loamy / Medium: Soil containing mostly organic material with sand and/or clay mixed in.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Soil Types category.

Lobed: A leaf with an indented edge. Example: White Oak, Sassafras
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Leaf Shape category.

Low Maintenance Garden: Plants requiring little work, usually just cleanup. examples: Daylilies, peonies and daisies.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Suitable For category.


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