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Glossary
Definitions and Etymologies
(see also Drug Slang and Terminology)

 A

  
Areole
Alternate
  1. see Leaf Configuration
Annual
  1. A plant that naturally completes its life cycle in one year
Anther
  1. see Parts of a Flower
Aril
  1. An outer covering of a seed
Axil
Axillary bud
  1. see Leaf Configuration
  

 B

  
Biennial
  1. A plant that lives two years from sowing, usually flowering in the second year
Blade
  1. see Leaf Configuration
  

 C

  
Capsule
  1. A seed pod that opens when dry and ripe
Calyx
  1. The small whorl of modified leaves at the base of a flower
Compound leaves
  1. Leaves divided into two or more leaflets
Cotyledon
  1. The first leaf or leaves in the seed. In some plants the cotyledons remain underground in the seedcoat
Crenate
  1. see Leaf Shapes
Cyme
  1. see Inflorescence
  

 D

  
Deciduous
  1. see Leaf Shapes
Dentate
  1. see Leaf Shapes
  

 E

  
Elliptic
  1. see Leaf Shapes
  

 F

  
Filament
  1. see Parts of a Flower
  

 G

  
Germination
  1. The sprouting of a seed
  

 H

  
Heel
  1. A small portion of the previous year's growth at the base of a cutting
Herbaceous
  1. Dying to the ground or lacking a definite woody structure
Hilum
  1. The small scar on a seed where it was attached to the seed pod
  

 I

  
Incised
  1. see Leaf Shapes
Involucre
  1. A whorl of small leaves close underneath a flower or flower cluster
  2. see Leaf Configuration
  

 L

  
Lanceolate
  1. see Leaf Shapes
Layers
  1. See "Propagation"
Leaflet
  1. One part of a compound leaf.
Linear
  1. see Leaf Shapes
  

 N

  
Node
  1. The place on a stem where leaves or branches originate
  

 O

  
Opposite
  1. see Leaf Configuration
Ovary
  1. see Parts of a Flower
Ovate
  1. Having an outline the shape of an egg, with the stalk at the large end
  2. see Leaf Shapes
  

 P

  
Panicle
  1. see Inflorescence
Pedicel
  1. see Inflorescence
Perennial
  1. Growing for more than two years. Trees and shrubs are perennials.
Petal
  1. see Parts of a Flower
Petiole
  1. see Leaf Configuration
Pinching
  1. Removing the terminal bud
Pinnate
  1. Feather-formed. Said of a compound leaf with the leaflets along both sides of the leaf stalk
  2. see Leaf Configuration graphic
Pistil
  1. see Parts of a Flower
Propagation
  1. Propagation is the reproduction of plants, and is accomplished by two different means. One is by seeds or spores (the normal reproductive process of plants), the other is by vegetative propagation, which involves cuttings, layers, division, separation, or graftings.
  2. See 'Growing the Hallucinogens'
  

 R

  
Raceme
  1. An elongated cluster of flowers
  2. see Inflorescence
Receptacle
  1. see Parts of a Flower
Rhizome
  1. An underground stem
  

 S

  
Sepals
  1. The separate leaves of the calyx
  2. see Parts of a Flower
Serrate
  1. see Leaf Shapes
Spatulate
  1. see Leaf Shapes
Spike
  1. see Inflorescence
Stamen
  1. see Parts of a Flower
Stigma
  1. see Parts of a Flower
Style
  1. see Parts of a Flower
Suckers
  1. Small plants arising from the base of a larger plant
  

 T

  
Taproot
  1. A primary root growing straight down from a plant.
Terminal
  1. Growing at the end of a branch.
Terminal leaflet
  1. see Leaf Configuration
Tubercle
  

 U

  
Umbel
  1. A flower cluster in the shape of an umbrella
  2. see Inflorescence
Under glass
  1. Grown in the greenhouse or, in the case of a cutting, with a jar placed over it
  

 W

  
Whorled
  1. see Leaf Configuration
  

 X

  

 Y

  

 Z