Adapted from the Garden Web and The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language.
A bristle-shaped appendage, especially on grass seeds or grains.
A more or less modified leaf just below a flower or the flowering part of a plant.
The outer part of the flower, usually green and formed of several divisions called sepals, that protects the bud.
An area of natural vegetation that has been unearthed.
A segment, usually shallow and often rounded, that divides the edge of a leaf.
The place on a stem which normally bears a leaf or group of leaves.
One of several small, nut-like parts of a compound fruit; a diminutive nut.
A cluster of leaves which grows in a circular overlapping pattern--somewhat like the petals of a rose.
A small spike or branch-like part, usually referring to the spike supporting the arrangement of blossoms on grasses.
The main root of a plant growing directly down from the center of the plant, serving the functions of structural support and food storage.
Describes a seed that is capable of germinating or starting to grow.