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||Dry, single-seeded fruit which attaches to the
fruit wall in only one place.
||Spreading from another population
but not persisting or naturalizing
||Part of stamen that holds the pollen.
||Part of the plant from which leaves or branches attach.
||Occurring at the bottom.
||A short and stout appendage from a seed or fruit. (not a
||Having a ring or tuft of long hairs.
||A fleshy fruit with 1 or more seeds
||A special leaf growing from the axil from which a flower or
flower-stalk grows. Associated with the flower but not part of the flower.
||All the sepals of a flower together.
||Modified fertile leaf with the ovules. The
pistil can have one or more carpels.
||Flowers occurring in a cat's tail shaped
||Made up of more than one part, as leaflets of a leaf.
||All the petals of a flower as a unit.
||Cluster of flowers growing from different points with stems
of different lengths - forming a flat or round top.
||Cluster of branched stalked flowers where the top-most
||Separate, not growing together.
||Cut into more than one distinct part.
||Fleshy fruit enclosing a single hard seed- like a cherry.
||Usually cultivated but now
growing and reproducing where not planted
||Not attached to different parts of plant.
||Leaf of a fern.
||Container for seeds.
||A spot which produces a sticky, greasy, or viscous
||Flower cluster of tightly grouped flowers with very short or
no flower stems.
||Plant which dies back to the ground in winter. (not woody).
||Area on stem between nodes.
||As best as can be determined,
plants growing in areas through human intervention (see Adventive, Escaped,
Locally established, Naturalized, Persisting and spreading, and rarely
||Flower that has either petal or sepals are different in
shape or direction.
||area on the bark of stem or root that is
||Shaped like a line.
||An odd shaped petal. ( larger, or 2 connected together,
||A projecting part bigger than a tooth.
||Growing in a particular place but
not widespread (see Naturalized)
||Plants thought to have evolved in
the area rather than being brought in by humans
||Well established and often
widespread (see Locally escaped)
||A prominent vein running lengthwise.
||Point on a stem where one or more leaves are
||Relatively large, dry, fruit with hard walls.
||Pinnate with a leaflet at the end of leaf - yielding and odd
number of leaflets.
||Growing directly across from one another.
||Part of flower that holds the ovules (undeveloped seeds).
||Egg-shaped usually about 2 - 3 times long as
||3 or more lobes in the shape of a palm - coming from 1
||Flower cluster in a teepee shape,
stalked flowers on branched stems.
||Living off another organism, usually producing
little or no chlorophyll.
||The stalk (stem) that holds only one flower.
||The stalk (stem) that holds the flower or flower
|Persisting and spreading
||Cultivated plants that have only
slightly escaped beyond where originally planted
||One of the inner set of flower leaves, usually colored.
||The stem or stalk of the leaf.
||Having 2 rows of parts coming from a single axis. Like a
||Female part of the flower consisting of the
ovary, style (stem between ovary and stigma), and stigma (pollen receptor).
||A flattened fold or pleat, as in a petal folded
back on itself.
||Any kind of dried fruit.
||Male seed of flower.
||Sharp growth coming from skin or bark of plant.
||Flat on the ground.
||Flower cluster in a teepee shape,
stalked flowers on UN-branched
stems flowering from bottom to top.
||A vertical row when viewed from above.
||Cultivated plants that have
escaped either vegetatively or from seed, but seldom found
||The "petal-like" part of many of the aster flowers.
||Flower that has all it petals and sepals of the circle the
similar in size, shape, and direction.
||Root structure with underground horizontal stem that have
small scaly leaves.
||Cluster of leaves arranged in a circle or disk, often at the
base of plant.
||Fruit with one seed and wings to float on the
air for dispersal.
||Covered with minute scales.
||Member of the outermost set of flower leaves, usually
||Having no stem.
||Long tubular structure (like a leaf base) that
surrounds another part of plant as a stem.
||Leaf occurring as one unit. (with no leaflets.)
||Group of reproductive cells that cluster on the
leaves of ferns.
||A large leaf-like part around a spike-like group of flower (spadix)
that is usually colored.
||Spike of small, crowded flowers on thickened, fleshy axis.
||Tall thin cluster if mostly stemless flowers
||Hollow appendage on either petal or sepal.
||Male part of flower holding the pollen.
||The top-most petal often with 2-lobes making it
appear to be 2 petals instead of one.
||Part of pistil (female part of flower) that
receives the pollen.
||A sterile stamen-like part of the flower, may look like a
petal but in typical position of a stamen
||An appendage at the base of the leaf stem which
is part of the leaf and usually is paired.
||Horizontal stem above the ground which roots at
its nodes producing a new plant.
||Stem-like part of pistil (female part of flower)
between the stigma (pollen receptor) and ovary.
||Thin soiling or twinning part of leaf or stem that is used
||A sepal and petal that look the same.
||Plant in which the roots, stems, and leaves
cannot be distinguished from one another.
||Woody, stiff, pointed projection.
||Growing in a spiral.
||Cluster of unbranched stemmed flowers all coming from one
point blooming at about the same time. Flat or rounded.
||Having veins to carry fluids.
||A ring of 3 or more parts radiating from one point.
||Thin, flat extension coming from the side or tip of plant
||Non-symmetrical shape such that when divided top
to bottom, both sides are the mirror images of each other.