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indehiscent: Opening or splitting of a fruit or seed husk not along a seam in order to release the contents. Usually by decay or consumption.
Indeterminate Growth: Growth of a plant that continues until frost or other environmental factor causes all output to cease. Most vines are a good example.
indigenous:Plants native to the local habitat.
Indoor: As related to plants, a sheltered environment be it in a building, house or shelter that protects plants from the elements.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Suitable For category.
Inflorescence: A group or cluster of flowers
Infradian rhythm: A cycle longer than circadian rhythm
Infructescence: a cluster of fruit on a plant.
Insect Host: A plant that provides a suitable location for eggs or larvae.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Wildlife Value category.
Insectivorous: deriving nutrients from insects. Example: Pitcher Plants and Venus Flytraps
Intermediate-day Plant: Plants characterized by two critical photo periods. This means the plant will not flower during too short or too long days. Examples of a long photo exposure plant lettuce and spinach. Short dat plants would be chrysanthemums and strawberries.
Invasive: A plant species, aquatic or terrestrial, that thrives and spreads in a non-native environment.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under the Plant Type category.
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