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Information about the names of various trees, shrubs, and other plants of interest.

  The Latin scientific name of a plant is its botanical name and is typed in italics.
  Corymb: a flat-topped raceme-like inflorescence. Or in layman's terms, a usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points of the main stem to approximately the same height.
  A Cultivar [CULTI(VATED) + VAR(IETY)] is a race or variety of a plant that has been created or selected intentionally and maintained through cultivation. A cultivated selection of a plant species that is vegetatively propagated, i.e, a clone. The cultivar name is enclosed with 'single quotes.'
  Deciduous: shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season
  Ohio State University's Plant Facts: wonderful resource, includes photographs and spoken pronunciation of the latin scientific name
  Oregon State University's Department of Horticulture: Landscape Plants, Volumes 1 - 3 Another great resource for photographs and informtion
  Panicle: a branched cluster of flowers at the tip of a stem
  Quercus: There are many different species of Quercus (oaks). In most cases they can be distinguished by the shape of the leaf (number of lobes and whether pointed or rounded) and by the shape of the acorn.

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