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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
 
 

Panicle: a branched cluster of flowers at the tip of a stem

 
  Perfect flowers: A flowering plant's reproductive system generally consists of a male component called the stamen and a female component called the pistil. The male stamen is responsible for generating pollen, tiny particles of dust containing part of the plant's genetic code. This pollen must be delivered to the female pistil which provides its own genetic material in the form of an ovary and a place for the combined elements to mature into fruit. Perfect flowers have both stamens and pistils in the same structure and are not dependent on outside influences such as insects or wind to successfully pollinate.

 

If you have suggestions about plants to photograph, contact us.

     

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