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The large, central root that grows downwards, and from which smaller, lateral roots grow.
The practice of classifying plants and animals.
A term used to describe plants that are unable to stand frost or freezing temperatures.
The coiled, cord-like growths (modified stems or leaves) produced by climbing plants, which enable them to attach to supports.
A term used when sepals and petals are indistinguishable from one another, because they are similar in size, shape and colour.
Cylindrical or circular in cross section, but occasionally tapering.
The tip or apex of a plant.
To be grouped in threes. Having three leaflets, or a leaf that's divided into three parts.
Plants that grow in the soil, land plants.
Used of leaves or petals having a mosaic-like patterning.