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any plant that reproduces by seeds formed in flowers, a flowering seed plant
angiosperm
a type of symmetry in which parts on both sides of a single dividing line are mirror images of each other; characteristic of humans, most animals, and some plants
bilateral symmetry
the study of living things
biology
the flat, green portion of a leaf
blade
the study of plants
botony
the study of plants
botony
any grass that produces grain used for food
cereals
describing a tree that sheds its leaves annually
deciduous
soil bacteria that convert unused nitrates back into nitrogen to complete the nitrogen cycle
denitrifying bacteria
a plant whose seeds have two seed leaves(cotyledons), exhibits plamate venation in leaves, flower parts in groups of four or five, and a stem structure with vascular bundles arranged in a circle
dicot
a plant whose seeds have only one seed leaf(cotyledon); exhibits parallel venation of leaves, flower parts in groups of three, and a stem stucture with scattered vascular bundles
monocot
grasses that are used for livestock grazing
forage grasses
grasses that are used for coverings for lawns, athletic fields, golf courses, playgrounds, etc.
turf grasses
any grass or grasslike plant
graminoid
a region where particular organisms normally live
habitat
a name for broadleaf trees that is descriptive of their characteristic hard, dense wood as compared to softer woods of evergreens
hardwood
any plant whose stem remains relatively soft; an herb
herbaceous plant
a member of the pea family, characterized by dry fruits borne in pods, many are nitrogen-fixing
legume
the edge of a leaf's blade
margin
a large vein that runs down the center of the blade of some leaves
midrib
bacteria found in the soil or in the root nodules of certain legumes that convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrates or ammonia
nitrogen-fixing bacteria
a living thing
organism
the stalk that attaches a leaf to the plant stem
petiole
the liquid in the roots, stems, and leaves of plants
sap
any member of a certain family of grasslike plants, including bulrushes and papyri
sedge
a leaf base that envelops the stem of a grass plant
sheath
a runner or creeping stem of a plant
stolen
the growth of a new plant from some part other than a seed
vegetative reproduction
any plant with a long, thin stem that grows along the ground or has tendirls that twine around a wall or other support
vine
plants that live several years and develop a large amount of wood, include trees and shrubs
woody plants
the study of animals
zoology