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Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:33 am

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MADogs&Horses: Term: (Maples, Ashes, Dogwood, & Horse chestnuts) These trees all have opposite leaves. The acronym aids in tree identification.
Suggested by Cayuga Morning

Marcescent:It refers to leaves that wither but remain attached to the stem, such as oak leaves, chestnut leaves & hornbeam leaves. You can easily see trees with marcescent leaves in late fall/winter when all the other deciduous trees have long since dropped theirs. Helps in tree identification in winter. Suggested by
Cayuga Morning

Matutinal flower: a flower that opens in the pre dawn hours of the morning.

Medicinal: Plants containing substances used to alleviate symptoms or cure afflictions.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Mediterranean Garden: Contain plants that do well in a dry summer and a warm wet winter, plants that require little maintenance and tolerate drought.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Suitable For category.

Microtubes: An active part of a plant structure that adjusts to accommodate the plants need for orientation.
Ref: http://www.gardenstew.com/about31198.html

Miniature/Fairy Garden: Plants with diminutive features making them ideal for very small gardens or terrarium.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Suitable For category.

Moist: A property of soil brought about by sufficient quantities of organic material.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Soil Types category

Moon Garden: A garden with flowers that display well when lit by moon light.Flowers can also be nocturnal. examples: Moon flowers and cereus.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Suitable For category

Moths: A plant that provides food and/or shelter for moth progeny.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Wildlife Value category

Mulch: A surface covering applied to garden soil to conserve moisture, inhibit weeds, keep soil temperatures warm in winter, cool in summer, and enrich with nutrients.
Submitted by Kay

Mycology: The study of fungi

Mycorrhize: is a symbiotic association between a fungus and the roots of a plant. Both partners benefit by exchanging what each needs. The plant has better access to nutrients in the soil which it needs for growth and the fungus receives carbon from the plant made during the photosynthesis process.
Reference: http://www.gardenstew.com/about31374.html

Myrmecochory: Refers to plants that depend upon ants for their seed dispersal. The outer coating of the seed called an elaiosome is used to feed larvae. Dispersal is accomplished when the ants take the seed to their disposal area or remove the seed from their nest. Contributed by Cayuga Morning.


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Kay wrote on Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:27 pm:


How about MULCH?
A surface covering applied to garden soil to conserve moisture, inhibit weeds, keep soil temperatures warm in winter, cool in summer, and enrich with nutrients.




Cayuga Morning wrote on Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:53 pm:


How about marcescent? It refers to leaves that wither but remain attached to the stem, such as oak leaves, chestnut leaves & hornbeam leaves. You can easily see trees with marcescent leaves in late fall/winter when all the other deciduous trees have long since dropped theirs. Helps in tree identification in winter.




Cayuga Morning wrote on Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:57 pm:


Also, how about MADogs&Horses? (Maples, Ashes, Dogwood, & Horse chestnuts) These trees all have opposite leaves. I know this is not scientific, but the acronym aids in tree identification.





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