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Variegated

Refers to foliage having patches of different colours, usually as a result of the chlorophyll content. Common combinations are green with cream, white or silver, although some plants produce foliage that mix green with reds and yellows.


Variety

A group of plants sharing distinctive features, but not sufficiently distinct to be classed as a species. The words 'cultivated variety' have been compounded to provide the term cultivar, which refers to plants having a cultivated origin, while naturally occuring plants are denoted by the term variety.


Vegetable

A plant with herbaceous parts that are edible. These are commonly the leaves and stem.


Vegetative

Those parts of a plant that are not involved in sexual reproduction, such as the leaves, stems and roots.


Velutinous

To be velvety, having a velvet-like covering.


Venation

The veining or pattern of veins in a leaf or petal.


Ventilation

The circulation of fresh air in an enclosed environment.


Vermiculite

See Compost.


Vernalisation

A process by which germination is speeded up. It generally involves treatment at low temperatures before planting.


Verrucose

Warty, being covered in wart-like growths.


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