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Overlapping, as in the scales of fish or roof tiles. Many tree buds have imbricate scales to protect them.
Used in reference to leaf margins, stipules or bracts that are cut or slashed.
Bent or curved inward, eg, the petals of a chrysanthemum.
The term for fruits that do not open or split to release seeds. Also see Dehiscence.
A covering of fine, soft hairs, as found on foliage.
The flowering part of a plant, or mode of flowering. Inflorescences may be of many kinds: spike, panicle, umbel, capitulum, corymb, cyme and spadix.
Refers to non-animal, non-vegetable substances that do not contain carbon. Often applied to chemical products used to improve the soil.
Any chemical preparation used to repel or destroy insects. May take the form of liquid, powder or smoke.
An insect-eating plant.
The practice of growing two crops on the same piece of ground, simultaneously. Where a fast-growing crop is grown between slower-maturing plants, or in succession.