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Monocotyledon

A plant bearing only one cotyledon or seed leaf. Includes all grasses, lilies, bromeliads, orchids, palms, etc. See Cotyledon.


Monoecious

A hermaphrodite plant, ie, having both male and female flowers on the same plant. An example of this is the hazel, where the catkins are male and the buds are female.


Monotypic

In classification, monotypic groups are those that contain only a single species.


Moraine

The glacial land form, comprising gravely detritus and stratified drift found at the base and edges of a glacier, and usually with a flow of fresh water. Similar to the scree found at the base of mountains and cliffs.


Moth

The mature stage of certain caterpillars.


Mucronate

Refers to a leaf having a short, point or tip at the apex.


Mulch/mulching

A protective top covering used to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. May be organic, eg, leaves, peat, shredded bark, manure or compost; or inorganic, eg, pebbles, rock or black plastic sheeting.


Mutant

The accidental variation of a plant as a result of genetic mutation. Not to be confused with specifically bred variations.


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